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Psychological evaluations in forensic setting

You have been requested by the court to conduct an evaluation of a person charged with assault. Specifically, the judge wants to know if this individual is intellectually, cognitively, and psychologically competent to stand trial.

Discuss what assessment instruments or types of tests you would include in your assessment.

Describe the specific information you need to obtain from the clinical interview and past history of the accused.

Discuss the issues regarding the limits of confidentiality you would discuss with an individual accused in such a case.

Discuss how the article you read for this assignment might pertain to this scenario.

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Psychological Assessment for forensic setting- sexual assault

1. Intelligent tests - long and short such as WAIS IV, Wisconsin card sort
both of these tests are used to assess cognitive ability and intellectual ability. Wisconsin card sort is useful to assess for psychological competence such as schizophrenia, scatter thoughts, confusion, etc.
2. Personality tests - long and short such as MMPI-2, MCMI-III, drawings (draw person, a house etc), Sentence Completion tests
these tests can assess emotional disturbances, and psychopathology, they are all ...

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how to do psychological assessments in a forensic setting