what does the biological perspective include?
- the desease model
- genetics and environment results in neurochemical change
- mental heath problems are dementional and on a spectrum
defint the psychological perspective
Abnormal behaviour result of how people interpret their environment, beliefs and learning
define the cognitive perspective
dysfunctional cognitive processes
cause emotional and behavioural disturbance
define the bio-psychosocial perspective
behavious influenced by interaction between biological, psychological and social factors
what is clinical assessment
Systematic evaluation & measurement of
psychological, biological & social factors in an
individual presenting with possible psychological
what is diagnosis
Determining whether the problem afflicting an
individual meets all of the criteria for psychological
what are the two different schools of thought
problem focused - know diognosis in order to fix
solution focused - can solve problem now (despite not knowing diagnosis)
whta are the pro's of diagnosis
- treatment matching
what are the disadvantages of diagnosis
disagreement between clinitians
why do we assess
- to get full picture
what is the dimentional approach?
Mental health and behaviour follow
traits/phenomena which are to be seen as existing
on a continua on which all members of the
population can be located.
what are the components of assessment
- test observations
- Provide evidence that the test you used is relevant
to the client - age, culture, societal norms...
- Who else did you triangulate information with?
-May be a discrete function or an ongoing aspect of