Clinician Personality Characteristics

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include a description of any relevant long term personality characteristics. Also it is important to assess the social context in which the individual operates. The diverse and often conflicting bits of information about the individuals’ personality traits, behavior patterns, environmental demands …etc. Most of the clinicians may know this situation as a Dynamic Formulation, because it is not only elaborates the current situation but also the hypotheses about the etiology of the person to behave in a maladaptive way. At this situation (assessment), the clinician should have a proved reason for the question, why a normal passive and mild-mannered person suddenly changed into a pathetic state. The formulation should allow the clinician to develop…show more content…
In cases of severe disorder, they may have to be made without the patients’ participation or in rare instances even without consulting responsible family members. As we all know, it is important to consider the patients strengths and resources, because it helps to design the assessment to enhance the chances of improvement. Due to a wide range of factors can play important roles in causing and maintaining maladaptive behavior, clinical assessment may involve the coordinated use of physical, psychological and environmental assessment procedures, the nature and comprehensiveness of clinical assessments vary with the problem and treatment suppliers’ facilities. It is said that clinicians form the clinical assessment according to the patients’ basic treatment orientation. For an example, a biologically oriented clinician, a psychiatrist is likely to focus on biological assessment methods aimed at determining any underlying organic malfunctioning that may be causing the maladaptive behavior. A psychodynamic or psychoanalytically oriented clinician may choose unstructured personality assessment techniques, such as the Rorschach inkblots or the Thematic Apperception Test, to identify intrapsychic conflicts to emerge as naturally as a part of the treatment…show more content…
Clients may be referred for a neuropsychological assessment for many reasons. For an example, a client with brain trauma may be referred by his physician to have an evaluation for determining the extent of psychological improvement or deterioration over time. A client may also be referred for forensic reasons to try to figure out if the symptoms are the result of an injury or accident. There are also performs different types of psychological tests to determine the level of a clients’ functioning on various levels. The specific type of test, such as intelligence or personality tests depends on various levels. Before the testing can be administered a clinical psychologist will complete a comprehensive assessment during the initial interview with a client. This help to provide background information about a client and gives the clinician a chance to formulate his/her own clinical
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