for the diagnosis below, identify an instrument used for appropriate diagnosing the condition below:


  • Major Depressive Disorder



  1. Identify a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that addresses the use of the instrument to diagnose
  3. Discuss if the instrument is appropriate for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess or if the developers of the instrument reported that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder.
  5. Describe whether or not the instrument can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment.
  7. Discuss the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and validity.
  9. Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.

Therapy Criteria:

  1. Identify the therapy modality by name.
  2. Identify the originator (creator) of the specific modality.
  3. Identify a specific diagnosis or population this modality is especially helpful with.
  4. Note the specific focus, emphasis, and/or goals of this modality.

Instruments/Tools for Diagnosis (choose one instrument/tool for each diagnosis):

  • Major Depressive Disorder

Therapy Modalities (define criteria for each modality):

  • Person-Centered Therapy

Use the Portfolio Template Assessment Instruments (Word) and Portfolio Template Therapy Modalities (Word) to complete your portfolio assignments. Your information can be in bulleted format or just a couple of sentences for each criteria listed. However, you must use APA citations. You are NOT required to write this in a paper format.

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