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on of the most basic techniques employed by the clinical psychologist for the purpose of answering a referral question. Provides insight to the problem and inform clinical decision making.
Assessment Interview
An interview conducted for the purpose of gaining a thorough understanding of the patient's background and the historical/developmental context in which a problem emerged
case-history interview
an approach to assessment that invloves an evalutation of an individuals strengths and weaknesses, a conceptualiztion of the problem at hand, and the generation of recommendations for alleviating the problem
Clinical Assessment
the use of computers for administering clinical interviews
computer interviewing
a form of criterion-related validity. The extent to which interview scores correlate with scores on other relevant measures administered at the same time
concurrent validity
the extent to which interview scores correlate with other measures or behaviors in a logical and theoretically consistent way. this interview must demonstrate all of the aspects of validity
construct validity
the degree to which interview items adequately measure all aspects of the construct being measured
content validity
an interview conducted for the purposes of defusing or problem solving through the crisis at hand and encouraging the individual to enter into a therapeutic relationship at the agency or elsewhere so that a longer term solution can be worked out
crisis interview
the extent to which interview scores predict scores on other relevant measures
criterion-related validity
an interview conducted for the purpose of arriving at a DSM diagnostic formulation
diagnostic interview
the extent to which interview scores do not correlate with measures that are not theoretically related to the construct being measured
discriminant validity
an interview conducted for the purposes of determining why the patient has come to an agency, determining whether the agency can meet the patient's needs and expectations, and informing the patient about the angency's policiies and procedures
intake-admission interview
the level of agreement between at least two raters who have evaluated the same patient independently.
interrater reliability
a statistical indec of interrater reliability computed to determine how reliably raters judge the presence or absence of a feature or diagnosis
kappa coefficient
an interview conducted to evaluate the patient for the presence of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral problems
mental status examination interview
a form of criterion-related validity. The extent to which interview scores correlate with scores on other relevant measures administered at some point in the future
predictive validity
a word often used to characterize the relationship between patient and clinician. Involves est. a comfortable atmosphere and sharing an understanding of the purpose of the interview
rapport
the question posed about the patient by the referral source
referral question
a diagnostic interview that consists of a standard set of questions asked in a specific sequence
structured diagnostic interview
the consistency of interview scores over time
test-retest reliability
an interview in which the clinician asks any questions that come to mind in any order
unstructured interview