Assessment in Counseling

Author: Danica G. Hays
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119375274
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The latest edition of this perennial bestseller instructs and updates students and clinicians on the basic principles of psychological assessment and measurement, recent changes in assessment procedures, and the most widely used tests in counseling practice today. Dr. Danica Hays guides counselors in the appropriate selection, interpretation, and communication of assessment results. This edition covers more than 100 assessment instruments used to evaluate substance abuse and other mental health disorders, intelligence, academic aptitude and achievement, career and life planning, personal interests and values, assessment of personality, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, a new chapter on future trends in assessment discusses the changing cultural landscape, globalization, and technology. Perfect for introductory classes, this text provides students and instructors with practical tools such as bolded key terminology; chapter pretests, summaries, and review questions; self-development and reflection activities; class and field activities; diverse client case examples; practitioner perspectives illustrating assessment in action; and resources for further reading. PowerPoint slides, a test bank, a sample syllabus, and chapter outlines to facilitate teaching are available to instructors by request to ACA.

Assessment in Counseling Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467280607
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Assessment in Counseling , Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Individualizing Psychological Assessment

Author: Constance T. Fischer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135693439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Assessments by psychologists, educators, and other human-service professionals too often end with the client being reported in terms of scores, bell-shaped curves, traits, psychodynamic forces, or diagnostic labels. Individualizing Psychological Assessment uses these classification devices in ways that facilitate returning from them to the individual's life, both during the assessment session and in written reports. The book presents an approach and procedures through which a person's actual life becomes the subject matter of assessment. Thoroughly revised from the previous edition, the book presents a wide range of concrete examples and illustrative cases that will serve both students and practicing professionals alike in individualizing assessments.

Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals

Author: Robert J. Drummond
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133257681
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Since its first publication in 1988, Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals has become a classic among assessment textbooks designed specifically for aspiring counselors. Now in its Eighth Edition the text includes extensive changes to content and updating throughout, while maintaining its popular, easy-to-read format and continuing emphasis on assessment information that is most useful and relevant for school counselors, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and other helping professionals. Throughout the text, readers learn the essential topics; see clearly how the elements of assessment interact; apply the material to the major instruments used in counseling; reinforce learning through discussion questions and activities; and get invaluable information and examples about widely used assessment instruments in order to become familiar with these well-known tests.

Counselor s Guide to Clinical Personality and Behavioral Assessment

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Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780618474141
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This combined textbook and reference guide identifies the three major types of psychological assessment--clinical, personality, and behavioral--and provides a survey of current theory and an expert review of the most commonly used assessment instruments (tests) in each area. The book concludes with three representative case studies that demonstrate the uses of various assessment instruments in practice. The text includes reviews of the seventeen most commonly used clinical, personality, and behavioral testing instruments, how to use them, and their application to the assessment process. Chapter 3 presents a workable framework to help students assimilate the DSM-IV-TR system. Three case studies in Chapter 7 demonstrate how various instruments are used as a battery to gather diagnostic and assessment information.

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Author: Gary Groth-Marnat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471420182
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Previous Editions: "A commendable volume in which the author condenses information, normally in several locations, into one reading . . . an excellent text for graduate courses on psychological assessment. It . . . familiarizes the student with the entire enterprise of clinical assessment and provides enough of a how-to guide for the student to carry out an assessment practicum." --Contemporary Psychology "For both practitioners and students of psychological assessment, the expanded and updated Handbook provides guidance to the selection, administration, evaluation, and interpretation of the most commonly used psychological tests." --Reference and Research Book News The updated and expanded fourth edition of the highly acclaimed classic text on psychological assessment The Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fourth Edition presents a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a comprehensive psychological evaluation. It provides a complete review of the most commonly used assessment instruments and the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, evaluating data, and integrating results into a coherent, problem-solving report. Updated reviews and interpretive guidelines are included for the most frequently used assessment techniques, including structured and unstructured interviews, Wechlser intelligence scales (WAIS-III/WISC-III), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2/MMPI-A), Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory-III, California Psychological Inventory, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and frequently used instruments for neuropsychological screening (e.g., Bender Gestalt and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test). Each test is reviewed according to its history and development, psychometrics, administration, and interpretation of results. In addition, this revised and expanded Fourth Edition includes: * Completely updated research on all assessment techniques * A chapter on the Wechsler Memory Scales (WMS-III) * A new chapter on brief instruments for treatment planning, patient monitoring, and outcome assessment (Beck Depression Inventory-II, State Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Symptom Checklist-90-R) Organized according to the sequence psychologists follow when conducting an assessment, the Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fourth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for clinical psychologists, therapists, school psychologists, and counselors.

Responsible Test Use

Author: Lorraine D. Eyde
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433805561
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Review: "Test use is ubiquitous in contemporary society; likewise, test misuse outs across many fields, applications, and types of tests. Test misuse can be substantially reduced through training in test policy, selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting. Responsible 'Test Use: Case Studies for Assessing Human Behavior, Second Edition, is an interdisciplinary reference source for promoting quality assurance in testing. It consists of 85 training cases that illustrate a variety of problems related to test use. Twenty-eight of the cases in this edition are new. Each case is drawn from real life and includes (a) a description of the incident, (b) focus questions to encourage active involvement with issues raised by the case, (c) an analysis of the problems posed plus possible ways of better handling the situation, and (d) a listing of empirically derived dimensions of test misuse that are likely to generalize to new testing situations." "Cases developed for this edition represent three test settings that were not covered in the previous edition: computer and Internet testing formats, forensic, and cross-cultural-English language learners. In addition, revised cases cover counseling and training, education, employment, mental health, neuropsychology, and speech-language-hearing settings. This book is intended for use as a supplementary textbook in undergraduate and graduate measurement courses and for trainers of specialized assessment practitioners, such as school psychologists and educational diagnosticians. It can also serve as a valuable tool for in-service training or continuing education, for licensing exam preparation, and as a resource for other individuals committed to improving assessment practices."--BOOK JACKET

Integrative Assessment

Author: Andrew Gersten
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135034859
Format: PDF, ePub
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Integrative Assessment for Counselors presents valuable assessment information and guidance which emerging helping professionals, students, and those preparing for licensure can apply to various mental health, school, community, and organizational settings. Using a case study approach, and written in a practitioner's voice, this practical guide presents a comprehensive, balanced look at a number of topics readers can put to immediate use in their practices including assessment information and guidance, testing, the risks and resources approach to assessment, interviewing principles and methods, exploring presenting problems and readiness for change, informal and formal observations, assessing the therapeutic alliance, standardized risk assessments, dangerousness to self and others, and assessing substance abuse.

A Handbook of Psychological Assessment in Business

Author: Curtiss P. Hansen
Publisher: Quorum Books
ISBN:
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Maximizing cost-efficiency by minimizing employee turnover is the goal of psychological assessment in the business community, and this volume is designed to acquaint human resource executives with the many benefits of this type of employee screening. Leading practitioners in the field of psychological assessment approach the topic from a variety of perspectives. Human resource consultants review the elements of psychological testing, psychologists outline the testing and evaluation process, and business executives illustrate its effectiveness in case examples. Successfully matching a prospective employee to a particular job in terms of personal qualities and projected job performance is demonstrated using several different formats, affirming the significant potential this type of evaluative tool holds for the future.