UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT – CLINICAL PREPARATION TOOL INSTRUCTIONS CHOOSE ONE DIAGNOSIS

Unit 2 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Tool
Instructions
Choose one diagnosis from the Psychotic
Disorders group
American
Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual
of mental disorders (5th ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing,
Inc.
Scan pages
87-122
Overview 
As you will learn throughout the program, the diagnosis of a
variety of psychiatric illnesses is not always an easy or straightforward
process. Multiple observations and assessment methods are often employed to
reach a diagnosis. This approach can include the use of standardized assessment
instruments.  This then aids you in defining a treatment plan and choosing
specific treatment plans to use in the care of your clients. 
You are tasked with identifying a standardized assessment
instrument/tool to measure the disorders listed for each week. You will keep
these instruments in the form of a “portfolio” that you can use in your
clinical practice to assess clients who present with a variety of
symptoms. 
Instructions: 
Instrument/ Tool criteria: 
For each assessment, you are tasked with selecting, you will
identify an instrument and: 
List
what DSM diagnosis the tool/instrument is used for.
Identify
an assessment/diagnosis instrument.
Appraise
a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that addresses the use of the
instrument to support your choice as an evidence-based instrument for
practice. 
Evaluate
the instrument’s appropriateness for diagnosing the condition it is
designed to assess or if the developers of the instrument reported that
the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the
disorder. 
Describe
whether or not the instrument can be used to measure patient response to
therapy/treatment or if it is strictly for assessment and
diagnosis. 
Discuss
the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and
validity. 
Discuss
any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.
Include
a link to view the assessment if possible.
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