Higher Education

Using Assessment Results for Career Development, 9th Edition

  • Debra S. Osborn University of South Florida
  • Vernon G. Zunker Emeritus, Southwest Texas State University
  • ISBN-10: 1305397770  |  ISBN-13: 9781305397774
  • 272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2006, 2002
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.00
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About

Overview

An excellent resource in both career development and tests-and-measurement courses, USING ASSESSMENT RESULTS FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition vividly illustrates how to use assessment instruments to increase clients' self-awareness and help them make rational career choices. Extremely practical, this hands-on text delivers detailed information on applying knowledge of tests and measurements in clinical settings and using assessment results in a wide variety of counseling situations. Through case studies, charts, bulleted and numbered lists, dialogues, agency addresses, and more, students learn to truly master the use of assessment results.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive and practical, USING ASSESSMENT RESULTS FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT addresses assessment in the K–12 population, breaking down content by elementary, middle, and high school.
  • A unique conceptual model helps counselors analyze assessment procedures and results appropriate for specific counseling needs. It also illustrates how to stimulate career exploration among groups of individuals.
  • The text reflects the National Career Development Guidelines and CACREP competencies that stress career development concepts, providing readers with a foundation on which they can build strategies necessary to meet their clients' needs. It also covers the critical topic of ethics and testing.
  • Case studies throughout the book illustrate the ways in which a variety of assessment instruments may be used for career development. The chapters on specific types of assessments include sample case profiles from a variety of tests, giving students hands-on practice with interpretation and the creation of intervention strategies.
  • Numerous charts, bulleted and numbered lists, dialogues, and agency addresses offer students immediate access to key resources.

Table of Contents

1. A Conceptual Model for Using Assessment Results.
2. Interpreting Assessment Results.
3. Some Measurement Concepts.
4. Ethics and Assessment.
5. Aptitude and Achievement Tests.
6. Interest Inventories.
7. Using Personality Inventories.
8. Career Beliefs and Decision-Making Inventories.
9. Computer-Assisted Career Guidance and Online Assessments.
10. Card Sorts and Other Non-Standardized Approaches in Career Counseling.
11. Combining Assessment Results.

What's New

  • All chapters are updated with the most recent research in the field. New topics include the use of social media, apps, and games in the career assessment process.
  • To illustrate concepts in practice, stories of assessment use by actual career practitioners are embedded throughout the text.
  • The chapter on measurement concepts has been expanded to include detailed information on reliability and validity.
  • The chapter on aptitudes and abilities has been expanded to discuss the role of aptitudes as expressed in various career development theories.
  • The chapter on non-standardized career assessments has been expanded to present more non-traditional assessments, congruent with the constructivist approach to career counseling.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I appreciate the concise overviews of each assessment and the tables with psychometrics. [The authors] present that information in a way that is very accessible."

— Brian Cole, Seton Hall University

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Debra S. Osborn

Debra S. Osborn (Ph.D., Florida State University) is an associate professor in the department of Counselor Education at Florida State University. She has an established program of research with three specific foci. These include the design and use of technology in counseling, innovation and effectiveness in counselor education, and the design and use of assessments in career services. Dr. Osborn is passionate about career counseling, having served as president of the National Career Development Association and as a counselor educator for almost two decades.

Vernon G. Zunker

Vernon Zunker is a retired professor from Southwest Texas State University. He earned his Ed.D. with an emphasis on counseling from the University of Houston and completed a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. Although retired from teaching, Dr. Zunker continues to push the discipline forward by keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students.