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    Give a brief explanation of the significance of the psychological assessment process in a clinical practice. Then explain the difference between the psychological assessment process and psychological tests. Finally, explain three ways psychological assessment data may be misused or misinterpreted in clinical practice.

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    These pages present a very good summary of the issues:




    Here are a few basic ideas that deal with all three parts of your question:

    Assessment is broader than testing. An assessment is about the overall condition of the testee, while a test is more specific.

    Generally, an assessment is done over time, and uses many specific tests.
    Assessment is open ended, but at least most tests are closed (have an end point).

    Tests can:

    1. Concern an easily measured skill or condition.
    2. Be qualitative (this ...

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    The psychological assessments in a clinical practice is determined.