Two Journal Articles And Worksheet For Vignette One
Overview: In this assignment, you will identify two journal articles for each of the tests used in the vignette you chose for the final project. You will be focusing on specific aspects of the tests, such as why the tests were developed, reliability, validity, ethical considerations, the normed reference group, and what useful information the tests provide us.
Prompt: For each test in the vignette you chose for the final project, identify and cite two journal articles that provide you with the information needed to fill in
the information in the table of the worksheet. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Journal Articles: Appropriately cite two articles in APA format for each test.
II. Test Development: Provide an explanation of why each test was developed.
III. Reliability: Reliability of each test is described.
IV. Validity: Validity of each test is described.
V. Ethical Considerations: The ethical considerations of each test are described.
VI. Normed Reference Group: The normed reference group of each test is described.
VII. Useful Information: The useful information that each test provides is explained.
Attached are the vignette, guidelines and rubric, and worksheet.
PSY 550 Final Project Vignette One Ms. G is a 33-year-old single, Caucasian female who was referred for an evaluation to clarify diagnostic issues and establish educational and vocational goals. Ms. G was born with spina bifida, but otherwise had no notable developmental concerns. She requires a manual wheelchair for ambulation due to her spina bifida. Ms. G never received special education or had an individualized education program (IEP). She completed two years of college but then took a leave of absence. She would like some guidance as to whether she should continue to pursue her bachelor’s degree, as the first two years of college were extremely challenging for her. She reports struggling academically and just “not fitting in” with her peers. From a mental health perspective, she has a history of being in and out of counseling. She is currently prescribed Zoloft and Xanax for depression and anxiety, respectively. She reported a fear of vomiting, and also reported generally being anxious and depressed at times. She estimated that she has been severely depressed on at least three occasions. The client reports concerns related to her inability to secure a job and not “knowing what to do.” She has noticed that she has been losing friends and is not sure why. She is hoping to gain further input around her psychological status as it relates to her anxiety, depression, and social concerns. Below are her scores from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) and Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory – III (MCMI-III).
Bipolar: Manic 60
Alcohol Dependence 40
Drug Dependence 60
Thought Disorder 15
Major Depressive 79
Delusional Disorder 62
You can use these resources to help you review the data from Ms. G’s WAIS-IV and MCMI-III scores: WAIS-IV
1. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) a) Scroll down and find the “Training” tab.
1. C512 MCMI a) Bacon, S. F. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) [PPT document]. Retrieved
from California State University’s website: http://www.csub.edu/~sbacon/C512_MCMI.ppt
b) The Millon Personality Group Website c) Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
o Scroll down and find the “Scoring and Reporting” tab.
o There are sample interpretive and annotated interpretative reports, as well as a
sample profile report in PDF format.