Discussion Question

Discussion Question


The final week of this course will focus on applying what we have learned to show how psychological testts can be used in clinical practice to provide a diagnosis or to make recommendations regarding treatment. We will explored the comprehensive nature of psychological and neuropsychological assessments, including the methods for the assessment and ethical factors associated with the final evaluation report.

Respond to the following questions in a substantive way integrating information from your text or other scholarly sources (please include citations and references for your work):

1.How might psychological testting be used in a mental health treatment facility to support treatment? What testts/procedures might be included in a psychological evaluation?

2.How do neuropsychological assessments provide information about impairment? What testts might be included in a neuropsychological assessment battery?

3.What is malingering? Why might it be important to evaluate malingering in a psychological or neuropsychological evaluation?

4.What are the ethical considerations associated with conducting assessments and writing psychological reports? How could this information be misused? Consider the welfare of the patient.

NOTE: Add citations and references.

Answer preview

            Psychological testing can be applied in mental health treatment facilities to monitor the patient’s behavior and provide a proper diagnosis. It is needed to help physicians evaluate their patients’ mental health based on their specific needs. Various tests can be included in psychological assessments, such as aptitude tests which assess the problem-solving skills and ability to perform tasks (Iverson et al. 2018). This test will indicate how the individual reacts to particular situations. Other procedures to include in a psychological evaluation are personality tests and clinical interviews. Also, the specific state of mind of the patient can be tested to determine certain mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.