Tasks:

Using resources from professional literature, explore the concepts of clinical and forensic assessments (professional literature may include relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions [.edu, .org, and .gov]):

In a minimum of 200 words, respond to the following:

  • The major differences in the purpose of each type of assessment, with particular emphasis on the referral question, goals for the results of the assessment, and the intended audience
  • The differences and similarities in the required qualifications of the person conducting each type of assessment
  • The differences and similarities in reliance on clinical observation and empirical research when interpreting assessment results
  • The differences and similarities in informed consent

All written assignments and responses should follow APA style for citing sources.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions 16
Quality of responses to classmates 12
Frequency of responses to classmates 4
Reference to supporting readings and other materials 4
Language and grammar 4
Total: 40