Clinical Assessment

Unit 6 Assessing Special Situations After reading chapter 13 from Drummond et al. (2016), students will answer the following questions, some of which are listed word for word on page 303 of Drummond. This assignment is designed in a way so that students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge in preparation for the licensure examination on all aspects that this chapter offers.

Questions:

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1. Describe and explain the purpose of clinical assessment. 2. Describe the use of structured, semistructured, and unstructured interviews in clinical assessment. 3. Describe the mental status exam and its components. 4. List the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and explain how suicide risk is assessed.

FO 707: Unit 6 Grading Rubric

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Missed 4+ pertinent points with descriptions and explanation of the purpose of clinical assessment; the use of structured, semistructured, and unstructured interviews in clinical assessment; mental status exam and its components; and listed the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and explain how suicide risk is assessed.

Paragraphs have moderate to severe disorganization, lacking clarity, 5+ errors in APA style.

Missed 1-3 pertinent points with descriptions and explanation of the purpose of clinical assessment; the use of structured, semistructured, and unstructured interviews in clinical assessment; mental status exam and its components; and listed the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and explain how suicide risk is assessed.

Paragraphs have mild to moderate disorganization, with mild to moderate lack problems with clarity, 3-4 errors in APA style.

General description and explanation of the purpose of clinical assessment; the use of structured, semistructured, and unstructured interviews in clinical assessment; mental status exam and its components; and listed the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and explain how suicide risk is assessed.

Paragraphs are generally organized, written well, supported by references in APA style with 1-2 minor errors.

Thorough description and explanation of the purpose of clinical assessment; the use of structured, semistructured, and unstructured interviews in clinical assessment; mental status exam and its components; and listed the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and explain how suicide risk is assessed.

Organized paragraphs, clearly written, supported by references in APA style.

20 pts

0-9 pts 10-15 pts 16-18 pts 19-20 pts Total 20 pts

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