Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling, 4th Edition

  • Susan C. Whiston Indiana University
  • ISBN-10: 0840028555
  • ISBN-13: 9780840028556
  • 460 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2000
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25 
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Overview

This comprehensive introduction to appraisal and assessment, created specifically for counseling students, presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The book stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools, to avoid misusing tools in manners harmful to clients.


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Features/Benefits

  • Video clips for instructors, available on the Instructor¿s Companion Site, can be used to demonstrate an initial interview, a case in using a mental state exam, and an interview that addresses issues of multicultural assessments.
  • Detailed discussions of specific assessment methods and strategies, including clinical measures and interviewing and observations in personality assessment, help readers to understand the relevance of each tool and strategy.
  • The book focuses on the importance of using assessment results to evaluate the efficacy of counseling. Examples and applications are geared specifically to the counseling audience.
  • The author emphasizes developing trends in the discipline by covering all CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) appraisal standards, as well as those standards under development.
  • The book contains a unique chapter related to assessment in the area of marriage and family, which will be of special interest to AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) accredited programs.
  • The author discusses interviewing and observations in personality assessment.

What's New

  • NEW This edition features updated coverage of the latest changes to the ACA Codes of Ethics.
  • NEW The discussion of revised assessment instruments has been updated.
  • NEW Discussion of instruments now includes the WAIS-IV and the MMPI-2-RF.
  • NEW Discussion of technology, particularly online testing, has been expanded.
  • NEW The author has clarified the book's discussion of communicating results to clients.
  • NEW Chapter 15, "Issues Related to Assessment with Diverse Populations," has been updated with the latest research.
  • NEW The author has added further discussion of the changing nature of achievement testing.

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Table of Contents

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.

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Designed to help students bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers students a centralized online resource that allows them to build their skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional.

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Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of six learning components: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center, and a Research and Writing Center.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Susan C. Whiston

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.

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"A must read for the professional counselor going into the community to assess and treat the diverse population in the United States today. The material is very easy to read and comprehend while challenging the students to analyze and synthesize their views of assessment in multiple settings."
— David Carter, University of Nebraska, Omaha
"The text is comprehensive, accessible, and applicable to the counseling field!"
— Laurie Carlson, Colorado State University

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