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Assessment for Counselors

Assessment for Counselors - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618492916

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ISBN13: 978-0618492916
ISBN10: 0618492917
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Publisher: Lahaska Press
Published: 2007
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Assessment for Counselors - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618492916

Bradley Erford

ISBN13: 978-0618492916
ISBN10: 0618492917
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Lahaska Press

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This introductory text provides a broad overview of basic issues in psychological and educational assessment and includes coverage of the pertinent tests needed by professional counselors to conduct thorough and effective assessments. Chapter topics on basic concepts; ethical, legal, and diversity issues; reliability; validity, and test construction help familiarize students with the essentials of testing.

Students learn how and when to use the correct assessment tools with diverse clients and settings through guidance on basic procedures such as test selection, and examples and applications relevant to a range of practices and clientele. In addition, the author and other contributors focus on the importance of counselor identity and the essentials of this complex field.

  • The text is aligned with the assessment curriculum standards required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
  • Full chapters discuss the finer points that professional counselors need to understand when engaging in all forms of assessment.
  • Current American Counseling Association ethical standards and positions statements from the ACA and other professional organizations appear throughout the text.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Assessment Concepts by Bradley T. Erford
2. Foundations of Assessment. Historical, Legal, Ethical, and Diversity Perspectives by Bradley T. Erford, Cheryl Moore-Thomas, and Lynn Linde
3. Reliability by Dimiter Dimitrov
4. Validity by Alan Basham and Bradley T. Erford
5. Selecting, Administering, Scoring, and Interpreting Assessment Instruments and Techniques by R. Anthony Doggett, Carl J. Sheperis, Susan Eaves, Michael D. Mong & Bradley T. Erford
6. How Tests Are Constructed by Carl J. Sheperis, Carey Davis, and R. Anthony Doggett
7. Clinical Assessment by Bradley T. Erford, Carol Salisbury, Kathleen McNinch, Carl J. Sheperis, R. Anthony Doggett, and Ota Masanori
8. Personality Assessment by Bradley T. Erford, Kathleen McNinch, and Carol Salisbury
9. Behavioral Assessment by Carl J. Sheperis, R. Anthony Doggett, Masanori Ota, Bradley T. Erford, and Carol Salisbury
10. Assessment of Intelligence by Bradley T. Erford, Lauren Klein and Kathleen McNinch
11. Assessment of Other Aptitudes by Bradley T. Erford and Kathleen McNinch
12. Assessment of Achievement by Bradley T. Erford and Kathleen Hall
13. Assessment in Career Counseling by Deborah Newsome, Bradley T. Erford, and Kathleen McNinch
14. Assessing Couples and Families by Debbie W. Newsome, Jon-Michael Brasfield, and Catherine Flemming
Appendix: Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST)

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