Synopses & Reviews
Become a better counselor with PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING! Created specifically for counseling students, this counseling 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.
About the Author
Susan Whiston is a professor at Indiana University in the Counseling Department. She is an active member of both ACA and APA and has published many journal articles.
Table of Contents
Section I: 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 II: OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT AREAS. 6. Initial Assessment in Counseling. 7. Intelligence and General Ability Testing. 8. Assessing Achievement and Aptitude: Applications for Counseling. 9. Assessment in Career Counseling. 10. Appraisal of Personality. 11. Assessment in Marriage and Family Counseling. Section III: 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 Special Populations. 16. Technological Applications and Future Trends. Glossary.