Theory and Practice Assessment in Counseling

ISBN-10: 0137017510

ISBN-13: 9780137017515

Edition: 2014

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Richard S. Balkin and Gerald A. Juhnke have written Theory and Practice of Assessment in Counseling with counseling and psychotherapy students in mind. Unique to the marketplace, the authors keep their focus on the practical, the application of the theoretical and measurement concepts of counseling assessment, by presenting a unique new guide for administering, scoring, interpreting, and communicating assessment results. The conversational tone of writing will engage readers and put them at ease with the mathematical concepts and statistics involved. By focusing on the clinical examples and showing how each type of assessment may be utilized in various settings, the text provides an opportunity to view assessment as an integral part of the counseling process, rather than merely a specialization of counseling. Practical and modern, with the most current assessment information available upon publication, the text covers the most recent revisions of assessments, with modern theories on intelligence and ability testing addressed. This is the only assessment in counseling text on the market that introduces two case studies and follows them throughout, and covers accountability, as well. The practicality element of this text is like none other, as students will get to experience assessment in action and learn how to interpret and write reports for each type of assessment presented.
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List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/11/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870

The Role of Assessment in Counseling
What Is Assessment?
History of Assessment
The Development of Counselors as Assessment Professionals
The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)
The ACA Code of Ethics (2005)
Fair Access to Tests
Test Publisher Qualifications of Test Users
Legal Issues
Health Care Legislation
Civil Rights Legislation
Educational Legislation
An Overview of Assessment in Mental Health Settings, Schools, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Higher Education Settings
Case Studies and Progress Notes
Case Studies
Case Study: Ms. Eva Marie Garza
Case Study: Mr. Robert Jones
Progress Notes
Standardized Progress Note Formats
The Fundamentals of Assessment Results
The Meanings of Test Scores
Criterion-Referenced Tests
Norm-Referenced Tests
Scales of Measurement
Understanding Assessment Scores: Frequency Distributions and Percentiles
Measures of Central Tendency
The Mean
The Median
The Mode
What Is the Best Measure of Central Tendency?
Measures of Variability
The Range
The Standard Deviation and Variance
The Normal Curve
Confidence Intervals
Standard Scores
z Scores
T Scores
Other Types of Standard Scores
Understanding Correlation Coefficients
Calculating a Pearson r
What Types of Scores are Reported?
Current Standards of Reliability
Defining Reliability
True Score
Estimating Reliability
Reliability Coefficient
Types of Reliability Measurement
Consistency Over Time: Test-Retest Reliability
Estimates of Equivalency: Parallel or Alternate Forms
Internal Consistency
Interscorer Reliability
Interpretation of Reliability
What Are the Implications for Reliability?
Current Standards for Validity
Defining Validity: A Brief History
A Present View of Validity
Evidence Based on Test Content
How Is Evidence Based on Test Content Evaluated?
Evidence Based on Response Processes
How Is Evidence Based on Response Processes Evaluated?
Evidence Based on Internal Structure
How Is Evidence Based on Internal Structure Evaluated?
Evidence Based on Relations to Other Variables
How Is Evidence Based on Relations to Other Variables Evaluated?
Evidence Based on Consequences of Testing
What Are the Implications for Test Validity?
How to Choose an Assessment Instrument
Defining the Purpose of the Assessment Instrument
Reviewing Assessment Instruments
Details of a Mental Measurements Review
AARC Critiques
Understanding the Technical Quality of an Instrument
Evaluating the Normative Sample
Evaluating Reliability Evidence of an Instrument
Evaluating Validity Evidence of an Instrument
Understanding Factors That May Affect Performance
Factors in Criterion-Referenced Tests: The Item Analysis
Item Difficulty
Item Discrimination
Review of the Assessments in This Text
Conducting an Initial Interview
Purposes of the Initial Interview
Scope of the Initial Interview
Essential Elements of a Psychosocial History
Determining Mental Status
Factors Affecting Mental Status
Types of Intake Data
Substance Abuse/Abuse Intake
Applying Counseling Skills to the Interview Process
Types of Information Derived From Our Case Studies
Multicultural and Special Population Assessment Issues in Counseling
Bias in Assessment
The Achievement Gap: An Heuristic Example of Test Bias Versus Test Fairness
Assessment with Special Populations
Comparing Special Populations to Normative Samples
Adapting Assessment Instruments and Procedures
Developing Multicultural Competence as an Assessment Professional
Awareness of Perceptions of Counseling and Assessment Among Various Cultures
Case Study Application: Eva Marie Garza
Fundamentals of Intelligence Assessment
Defining Intelligence: Theories and Models
g Theory
Hierarchical Models
Contemporary Models of Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Three Common Intelligence Measures
Types of Information Derived from Our Case Study with Eva Marie
Fundamentals of Achievement and Aptitude Assessment: Issues of Ability
The Context of Achievement and Aptitude Testing
Defining Achievement and Aptitude Testing
Characteristics of Achievement Instruments
Teacher-Created Examinations
Types of Ability Testing
Common Characteristics in Ability Assessment Instruments
What to Report
Group-Administered Ability Assessment
High-Stakes Testing
Common Group-Administered Ability Assessments
Types of Information Derived from Our Case Study with Eva Marie
The the Multiaxial System, Common Axis I And II Disorders, and the MMPI and MMPI-2-RF
Potential DSM Benefits
The DSM Multiaxial Assessment
The MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF: Why Describe the MMPI-2 and MMP-2-RF?
General MMPI-2 Overview
MMPI-2 Reliability and Validity
MMPI-2 Scales
Validity and Clinical Scales
Clinical Scales
Code Types
PSY-5 and Supplementary Scales
Restructured Clinical Scales
Roberts MMPI-2 Profile
General MMPI-2-RF Overview
MMPI-2-RF Reliability and Validity
MMPI-2-RF Scales
Eva Marie's MMPI-2-RF Profile
Higher-Order Scales
Restructured Clinical Scales
Internalizing, Externalizing, and Interpersonal Scales
Fundamentals of Career Assessment
What Is Career Assessment?
Elements of Career Assessment
Interests and Personality
Issues in Computerized Career Assessment
Types of Information Derived from Our Case Study with Eva Marie Garza
Marriage, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Assessment
Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R)
General MSI-R Overview
MSI-R Reliability and Validity
Eva Marie's MSI-R
Validity Scores
Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3
General SASSI-3 Overview
SASSI-3 Reliability and Validity
Robert's SASSI-3
Validity Scores
Clinical Scores
Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)
General AUI Overview
AUI Reliability and Validity
Validity Scales
Clinical Scales
Robert's AUI
Validity Scores
Clinical Scores
Suicide Probability Scale (SPS)
General SPS Overview
SPS Reliability and Validity
Validity Scales
Clinical Scales
Eva Marie's SPS
The Suicide SCATTT Mnemonic
General SCATTT Overview
Validity Scales
Eva Marie's SCATTT
Fundamentals of Interpretation in Assessment
Developing a Written Report
Reporting Scores for Standardized Instruments
Writing in Professional Language
Making Recommendations
Conducting an Interpretation Session with a Client
Reviewing Informed Consent Procedures
Reviewing the Instruments Used
Summarizing the Data in Client Language
Types of Information Derived from Our Case Study
Accountability Issues in Counseling and Assessment
Counseling in an Era of Accountability
Barriers to Assessing Accountability in Counseling
Nonstandardized and Standardized Assessment of Accountability
Nonstandardized Assessment-Goal Attainment Scaling
Standardized Assessment
Evaluating Client Progress and Improvement
Applying Goal Attainment Scaling to Eva Marie
Going Beyond the Client: Using Assessment in Program Evaluation
Area Under the Normal Curve
Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors
Standards for Assessment in Mental Health Counseling
Standards for Assessment in Substance Abuse Counseling
Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling Assessment Competencies
Career Counselor Assessment and Evaluation Competencies
Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations Preamble
Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST)
Standards for Multicultural Assessment (2nd Ed.)
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