Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.

Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Tool
Instructions
Choose one diagnosis from the Depressive Disorders group

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Scan Pages 155-188

Overview

As you will learn throughout the program, the diagnosis of a variety of psychiatric illnesses is not always an easy or straightforward process. Multiple observations and assessment methods are often employed to reach a diagnosis. This approach can include the use of standardized assessment instruments. This then aids you in defining a treatment plan and choosing specific treatment plans to use in the care of your clients.

You are tasked with identifying a standardized assessment instrument/tool to measure the disorders listed for each week. You will keep these instruments in the form of a portfolio that you can use in your clinical practice to assess clients who present with a variety of symptoms.

Instructions:

Instrument/ Tool criteria:

For each assessment, you are tasked with selecting, you will identify an instrument and:

List what DSM diagnosis the tool/instrument is used for.
Identify an assessment/diagnosis instrument.
Appraise a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that addresses the use of the instrument to support your choice as an evidence-based instrument for practice.
Evaluate the instruments appropriateness for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess or if the developers of the instrument reported that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder.
Describe whether or not the instrument can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment or if it is strictly for assessment and diagnosis.
Discuss the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and validity.
Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.
Include a link to view the assessment if possible.
Use the following template in completing your portfolio assignments. Your information can be in bulleted format or just a couple of sentences for eachcriterionlisted above.However,you must use APA citations. You are NOT required to write this in a paper format. Turn in one document for each weeks topics. (However, create a file on your desktop to compile your portfolio as you move through the term.) This will ensure you can have easy access to show the full portfolio and once you begin clinicals and practice. Throughout the program, you will continue to add to the portfolio in each course.

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Rubric
NU671 Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Tool Rubric
NU671 Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Tool Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe DSM diagnosis for the assignment . . .
3 pts
Proficient
Is clearly identified and appropriate for the assignment.
2 pts
Approaching Proficiency
Is clearly identified but not appropriate for the assignment.
0 pts
Not Proficient
Is not clearly identified and not appropriate for the assignment.
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe DSM diagnosis for the assignment . . .
3 pts
Proficient
Is clearly identified and appropriate for the assignment.
2 pts
Approaching Proficiency
Is clearly identified but not appropriate for the assignment.
0 pts
Not Proficient
Is not clearly identified and not appropriate for the assignment.
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAn appraisal of a scholarly, peer-reviewed article, that addresses the use of an appropriately selected instrument . . .
4 pts
Proficient
The submission contains an exemplary appraisal of the article where the selected instrument was utilized.
2 pts
Approaching Proficiency
The submission contains a satisfactory appraisal of the article where the selected instrument was utilized.
1 pts
Not Proficient
The submission does not contain an appraisal of the article where the selected instrument was utilized.
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeA discussion of either – 1) an evaluation of the instruments appropriateness for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess, OR 2) the developer’s report that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder . . .
4 pts
Proficient
The submission contains an exemplary discussion of either an evaluation of the appropriateness of the selected instrument OR an exemplary discussion of the developer’s report that the selected instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment of the disorder.
2 pts
Approaching Proficiency
The submission contains a satisfactory discussion of either an evaluation of the appropriateness of the selected instrument OR an exemplary discussion of the developer’s report that the selected instrument is only

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