Your original response to the Discussion topic should be at least 300 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings and activities. Use your words wisely so that ing has substance and includes examples and explanations. Remember to include APA style citations and a reference list.
The Ethics of Assessment:
Assessment, evaluation, and testing involve their own unique ethical considerations. After completing your Reading for this week, please respond to the following questions:
In your own words, discuss the basis and origin of the assessment process. How did it originate? Why is it important?
Discuss the ethical issues involved in the assessment process. How can these be problematic?
Consider the Case Example of Samir and Cooper on page 193 of your text. Use the Internet and the Library to research the issues presented. Discuss the ethical concerns Samir might consider before sharing the information with Cooper and his guardian. What further testing might be appropriate? With what other professionals might Samir consult?
Discuss the importance of clinical interviewing as an assessment tool. Why is this important?
Describe the various methods of formal evaluation. Using the Internet and the Library, do additional research on one of the formal assessment tools described in the text. Share the additional information you have learned.
Discuss the pros and cons of the diagnostic process and the DSM. Do you believe mental health clients should be given a diagnosis? Why or why not?
Discuss the legal and ethical issues presented by The Case of Mina in the Learning Activity in this unit.
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