Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 2

Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists / Edition 2

by Edward S. Neukrug, R. Charles Fawcett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495604585

ISBN-13: 9780495604587

Pub. Date: 03/10/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues. The final section describes the Diagnostic and

Overview

This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues. The final section describes the Diagnostic and statistical manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), and walks through the process of writing an effective assessment report. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495604587
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Series:
PSY 660 Clinical Assessment and Decision Making Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: UNDERSTANDING THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: HISTORY, ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES, DIAGNOSIS, AND THE ASSESSMENT REPORT. 1. History of Testing and Assessment. 2. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Assessment. 3. Diagnosis in the Assessment Process. 4. The Assessment Report Process: Interviewing the Client and Writing the Report. Section II: TEST WORTHINESS AND TEST STATISTICS. 5. Test Worthiness: Validity, Reliability, Cross-Cultural Fairness, and Practicality. 6. Statistical Concepts: Making Meaning Out of Raw Scores. 7. Statistical Concepts: Creating New Scores to Interpret Test Data. Section III: COMMONLY USED ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES. 8. Assessment of Educational Ability: Survey Battery, Diagnostic, Readiness, and Cognitive Ability Tests. 9. Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: Intelligence Testing and Neuropsychological Assessment. 10. Career and Occupational Assessment: Interest Inventories, Multiple Aptitude, and Special Aptitude Tests. 11. Clinical Assessment: Objective and Projective Personality Tests. 12. Informal Assessment: Observation, Rating Scales, Classification Methods, Environmental Assessments, Records and Personal Documents, and Performance-Based Assessment.

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