The a priori approach to psychological assessment advocates the selection of specific tests or the construction of clinical experiments that can serve to validate on a priori case formulation. The advantages of the a priori approach are discussed, and the 4 steps involved in its application are outlined: the initial interview, case formulation, validation, and development of a treatment plan. Illustrative cases of a 22-yr-old obese, diabetic woman and a 52-yr-old man with hypersensitivity to criticism are presented. (28 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- 52 yr old hypersensitive male
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