Module 3 Assignment 2 RA Test Assessment Analysis

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For this assignment, you are to write a paper analyzing one test in each of the eight major assessment categories listed below.

You should utilize at least five sources from additional professional literature, relevant textbooks, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on these testing instruments. Your paper should be approximately 10 pages long (approximately 1 page per test).

Required Components:

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print can be found in the "M" section on the Find Articles and More page of the Argosy University online library. For each test using the Mental Measurements Yearbook, explain the following seven topics:

  • Test purpose
  • Uses, particularly in a forensic setting
  • Test development and history (any revisions made)
  • Normative information and test statistics
  • Applicable populations
  • Validity and reliability
  • Malingering or deception

When your paper is complete, you will have a discussion on a total of eight tests (one from each of the categories mentioned below). Be sure to choose just one test from each category and do not discuss more than eight tests. Also, do not include any tests that are not listed below.

Assessment Categories and Tests:

  • Mental Status Exam

Appearance, Motor, Behavior, Sensorium, Thought Process, Thought Content, Communication, Speech, Perception, Mood, Affect, Cognition/Orientation, Response to Proverbs, Estimate of Intelligence, Memory, and Insight

  • Substance Abuse
    • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
    • CAGE Questionnaire
  • IQ/Cognitive Functioning
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th ed. (WAIS–IV)
    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th ed. (WISC-IV)
    • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, 2nd ed. (KBIT-2)
    • California Verbal Learning Test, 2nd ed. (CVLT-II)
    • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
  • Projective Personality
    • Rorschach Inkblot
    • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Objective Personality
    • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
    • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
    • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Competency to Stand Trial
    • MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCAT-CA)
    • Georgia Court Competency Test (GCCT)
    • Competency Assessment Instrument (CAI)
  • Risk Assessment
    • Violent Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG)
    • Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide (SORAG)
    • Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)
  • Insanity/Criminal Responsibility
    • Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (RCRAS)

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, save your paper as M3_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area.

Academic Writing

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaProficientMaximum Points
Select one Mental Status Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.An appropriate Mental Status Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one Substance Abuse Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.An appropriate Substance Abuse Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one IQ/Cognitive Functioning Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.An appropriate IQ/Cognitive Functioning Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one Projective Personality Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics..

An appropriate Projective Personality Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one Objective Personality Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.An appropriate Objective Personality Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one Competency to Stand Trial Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.An appropriate Competency to Stand Trial Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Select one Risk Assessment Test and fully integrate material to explain all required seven topics.

An appropriate Risk Assessment Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Utilize at least 5 sources from additional professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on the testing instruments.

An appropriate Insanity/Criminal Responsibility Test is selected. An explanation of all required topics is present and it is clear, complete and correct.

20

Utilize at least 5 sources from additional professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook for relevant information on the testing instruments. Utilization of at least 5 sources from professional literature, relevant text books, and the Mental Measurements Yearbook were included.

20

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

200

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TEST ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS
Introduction
Assessment tests are normally conducted to identify the type of disorder a client is
suffering from. These tests in most cases are conducted my forensic mental health professionals.
They type of assessment test to be conducted governed by the symptoms shown by the client.
The tests are normally put under various categories depending on the purpose. This paper
discusses one type of test under each of the eight categories provided.

Appearance
This test was developed in the 1970s. The main purpose of this test is to determine an
individual's cognitive function, i.e., the extent of mental impairment. It is advisable that this test
should be conducted by several health professionals to identify the specific mental disorder an
individual is suffering from.
In a forensic setting, the appearance of an individual is used to diagnose mental disorders
or conditions that affect the functioning of the brain such that appropriate treatment can be
recommended. Some of the disorders that can be identified by observing appearance include
bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), dementia, schizophrenia, trauma, intellectual
disability, Alzheimer’s disease, neurocognitive impairment, stroke, etc.
Normative information and test statistics are the ones that guide the mental health
professional when observing the client’s appearance. The professional always observes if the
client's appearance matches his/her age, i.e., whether the client is well-groomed, body language,
etc. The psychologist also identifies any physical features associated with certain conditions. For
example, the almond-shaped eye is an indicator of Down syndrome. Also, forensic health

TEST ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS

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professional focuses on the dressing code. He/she observes if the client's way of dressing
matches with the prevailing weather conditions. Some observable cues to determine how
comfortable the client the client is in social situations are of importance too. For instance, the
way the client maintains eye contact ("Mental Status Tests - Healthline," 2019).
Appearance applies to all types of people suffering from mental disorders irrespective of
age, sex or gender, race, religion, status, etc. This is because mental disorders can affect anybody
and are not specific to a particular population segment. The reliability and validity of this test
depend on the experience of the forensic health professional. The reliability of the obtained result
relies on the accuracy of the observations made. However, this test is subject to malingering or
deception. Since there is no scientific measurement done, the client can pretend to be mentally-ill
with the aim of avoiding harsh punishment for the committed offense.

Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
This test was developed by Dr. Glenn A. Miller, and it acts as a screening questionnaire
that helps to identify individuals are suffering from substance dependence disorder. During its
establishment, SASSI was subjected to a rigorous scientific development process throughout 16
years before its publication in 1988. The addition of two new scales was done, and SASSI-2 and
SASSI-3 were published in 1994 and 1997 respectively to increase the degree of accuracy. The
components on SASSI were chosen depending on statistical analysis and established research
methods. The Spanish version established in 1996 ("Substance Abuse Subtle Screening
Inventory - functioning, drug, person, people, used, skills, health, Definition," 2019).
The test purpose of SASSI is to collect informa...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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