Created specifically for counseling students, this text provides you with a comprehensive introduction to appraisal and assessment and focuses on the importance of using assessment results to evaluate the efficacy of counseling. With cases studies found throughout, you will easily learn to apply principles to real life.
Written for practicing counselors, the book begins with the basic concepts of measurement and the fundamentals used in psychological assessment. Whiston (UNLV) then discusses specific assessment methods and strategies, including clinical measures and interviewing and observations in personality assessment. Two separate chapters are devoted to career counseling, and marriage and family counseling. The book concludes with methods for applying assessment information and issues related to assessment interventions in counseling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES OF ASSESSMENT. 1. Assessment in Counseling. 2. Basic Assessment Principles. 3. Reliability. 4. Validity and Item Analysis. 5. Instrument Selection, Administration, Scoring, and Communicating Results. SECTION 2: OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT AREAS. 6. Initial Assessment in Counseling. 7. Intelligence and General Ability Testing. 8. Assessing Achievement and Aptitude: Applications for Coun-seling. 9. Assessment in Career Counseling. 10. Appraisal of Personality. 11. Assessment in Marriage and Family Counseling. SECTION 3: APPLICATIONS AND ISSUES. 12. Assessment and Diagnosis. 13. Using Assessment in Counseling. 14. Ethical and Legal Issues in Assessment. 15. Issues Related to Assessment with Diverse Populations. 16. Technological Applications and Future Trends. Appendices A-E. Glossary. References.