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Clinical Psychology Midterm Study Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Clinical Psychology 1. Book Questions a.

What distinguishes a clinical psychologist from other mental health professionals? 2. Lecture topics a. How do clinical psychologists integrate research, assessment, and treatment? b. What are the differences between PhD and PsyD programs? c. How do clinical programs differ from counseling programs? Is the difference between these two programs strengthening or fading? d. What are the different activities of clinical psychologists? e. What are the differences between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists? f. Key Terms: Clinical Psychology, Assessment Chapter 3: Current Issues in Clinical Psychology 1. Book Questions a. What are the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining prescription privileges? How might this pursuit affect graduate training? 2. Lecture topics (covered in the slides titled, 1 What is Clinical Psychology) a. What are the arguments for and against PsyD programs? b. What are the arguments for and against giving clinical psychologists prescription privileges? c. How do insurance companies affect the clinical psychology profession? Chapter 4: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 1. Book Questions a. What are the advantages and limitations of the case study method? b. What are the advantages and limitations of the correlation method? c. What are the advantages and limitations of longitudinal studies? d. What are the basic components of the experimental method? 2. Lecture Topics a. How does research help clinical psychologists? b. What different areas do clinical psychologists study? c. What important considerations must clinical psychologists make when measuring change in therapy? d. Explain the following research designs: Case studies, ABAB Design, Multiple Baseline Design, Correlational, Cross-sectional, Experimental e. What are the APA ethical standards for research? f. Key terms: Confounding treatment, Causality, 3rd variable problem, Independent and dependent variables, Randomized controlled trial, Waitlist control, Placebo effect, Single- and double-blind

Chapter 5: Diagnosis and Classification 1. Book Questions a. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three major definitions of abnormal behavior? b. What is mental illness or mental disorder? What are mental disorder diagnoses important? c. How are diagnostic classification systems evaluated? d. What is the diathesis-stress model of psychopathology? e. You do NOT need to know information about the multiaxial system of the DSM-IV. 2. Lecture Topics a. Explain the following characteristics of abnormal behavior and the advantages and problems of each i. Statistical infrequency (deviance) and Violation of social norms ii. Personal distress iii. Disability/Dysfunction b. What is abnormal behavior? c. Who defines abnormality? d. Why is it important to define abnormality and give diagnoses? e. Describe Rosenhans research (On Being Sane in Insane Places) as presented in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqaptRYjhq4 f. What are the new features of the DSM-5? g. What are the new disorders in the DSM-5? h. What are the criticisms of the DSM-5? i. Describe the differences between a categorical and dimensional approach to a classification system. j. Explain the diathesis-stress model of mental illness. k. Key terms: Psychopathology Chapter 6: The Assessment Interview 1. Book Questions a. What are major issues to consider when conducting an assessment interview? b. What are the most common types of assessment interviews? Briefly describe each type. c. What are the similarities and differences between structured and unstructured interviews? d. What types of reliability and validity are relevant to an evaluation of a structured interview? e. Why is the validity of a structured diagnostic interview difficult to assess? 2. Lecture Topics (Covered in slides titled, Clinical Assessment Part 1) a. What are the purposes of clinical assessment? b. How does a clinicians theoretical orientation influence assessment? c. What is a referral? Who may give referrals?

d. What is the most frequent assessment tool used by clinical psychologists? e. What are good interviewing skills? f. Key terms: Clinical assessment, Validity, Reliability (inter-rater and test-retest), clinical utility g. What are the different types of interview questions? What is the importance of each? h. Describe each of the following interview types: i. Intake-admission ii. Case-History iii. Mental Status Examination iv. Crisis v. Diagnostic Chapter 7: The Assessment of Intelligence 1. Book Questions a. What is intelligence, and what are some of the problems we face in measuring the construct? b. What is the relationship between intelligence and school success, as well as between intelligence and occupational status and success? c. What do studies suggest regarding the genetic versus environmental influence on intelligence? d. How are the Stanford-Binet Fifth Edition (SB-5) and Wechsler scales (WAIS-IV, WISC-IV) similar? How are they different? e. How are intelligence tests used in a clinical situation? What are some of the limitations regarding their use in these situations? 3. Lecture Topics (Covered in slides titled, Clinical Assessment Part 1) a. What are the different components that are often included in definitions of intelligence? (e.g., ability to learn) b. Why were intelligence tests first developed? c. How are intellectual assessments useful for clinical psychologists? Chapter 8: Personality Assessment 1. Book Questions a. What are the advantages and disadvantages of objective tests? b. What are the major strategies of test construction? Briefly describe each of these. c. Why are the reliability and validity of projective measures so difficult to assess? 2. Lecture Topics a. Describe subjective and objective tests. How do they differ? b. What are the uses of the MMPI? c. What are the scoring variables of the Rorschach? Chapter 9: Behavioral (and Cognitive) Assessment

1. Book Questions a. What are the major differences between behavioral assessment and traditional (psychodynamic) assessment? b. What is the SORC model, and how is it applied to clinical problems? c. What is the importance of cognitive variables in behavioral assessment? 2. Lecture Topics a. For whom is behavioral assessment most common? b. What is the focus of behavioral assessment? c. What is the difference between the ABC and SORC models? d. What is an Automatic Thought Record? Who completes it? Guest Lecture: Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory 1. 2. 3. 4. What does it mean to have a secure attachment? What is the internal working model? What is the strange situation? Describe the Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI). What does it mean to have a coherent (or incoherent) narrative and why is it important? 5. How do narratives differ for individuals with different attachment classifications? 6. What is the self-reflective function? Guest Lecture: Diagnosis and Treatment Concerns in Clinical Psychology 1. What are the problems with each of the clinical assessment methods? (clinical interview, collateral contacts, observational data, psychological testing) 2. What do you need in therapy to collect accurate and clinically relevant data? 3. Regarding the case of John: Describe his problematic behavior and how it was treated.