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Aps 603: Assessment And Diagnosis Of Personality And Psychopathology Question Paper

Exam Name: Aps 603: Assessment And Diagnosis Of Personality And Psychopathology 

Course: Doctor Of Philosophy (Counseling Psychology)

Category: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2010


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS 2010/2011
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS FOR DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY (COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY)

APS 603: ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF PERSONALITY AND
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY


DATE: Thursday 25th November 2010

TIME: 2.00p.m ? 5.00p.m



INSTRUCTIONS: Answer any 4 questions, question 1 is compulsory
1.
Describe in details causes of depression at different stages in life according to

Eric Erickson.






[8marks]

Discuss in details the assessment approaches you can use in a 10 year child.










[7marks]

2.
A client presents with Major Depressive Disorder. Describe the contents,

constructs, criterion and reliability measures according to DSM-IV Diagnosis that

you must explore to make this diagnosis.



[15marks]

3.
What clinical features differentiate dependent personality disorder from

schizotypal personality disorder?




[7marks]

Discuss the possible causes for persons to develop these personality disorders in

life.








[4marks]

What psychological disorders are most likely to develop in a client presenting

with schizotypal personality disorder and why.


[4marks]

4.
A client has just been informed that he has HIV. Describe in details how you will

handle 3 psychosocial and contextual issues handled during counseling sessions.










[15marks]

5.
Describe the contents for panic attack.



[7marks]

Using criterion validity, classify anxiety disorders in adults
[8marks]
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