Saturday, July 31

The 4 D’s of Diagnosis

Tasks and Resources

  1. Read through: 

    The 4 Ds of Diagnosis

  2. Use your textbook resources to find out more depth and detail about the 4Ds – and the evaluation (strengths/weaknesses)
  3. Identify the 4Ds on your case studies – and justify your reasoning!
  4. For extra material on the 4Ds: 
    1. Skim read:


    2. Watch: 
  5. Make structured notes into your workbook on the 4 Ds. You will need:
    • Description (A01)
    • Evaluation (A03) – GRAVE-C – link each A03 to a piece of A01
  6. Create flash cards for the 4 Ds. For electronic evaluation cards see:
  7. Prepare to answer the 20 mark question at the bottom in class (i.e. learn the material!!)

Typical Question/s

  1. Evaluate the 4 Ds of diagnosis method as used in clinical psychology. (20)

See the 20 mark evaluate mark guidance from Edexcel: 

LBMS guidance_2015 Specs_v1.5.pdf