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The Psychologist's Role in Assessment and Therapy


"The Psychologist's Role in Assessment and Therapy"

University of Nebraska Medical Center
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This resident education module was developed to educate residents on what other team members do.  The content was organized around the IM-FM geriatric competencies and IM Milestones.  This focus of this module is to explain the psychologist's role in assessment and therapy.

Educational objectives: 
1.Contrast skills/approaches of psychologists from those of other mental health professionals
2.Describe psychologist’s role in evaluating persons with cognitive, emotional, functional problems
3.List mental health problems and adjustment difficulties for which psychologists can be therapeutically helpful
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30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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"The Psychologist's Role in Assessment and Therapy". POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: