Appraisal Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (5th Edition)

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9780130494160: Appraisal Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (5th Edition)

For courses in tests and measurements in counseling and psychology. The leading guide to appraisal procedures for counselors, this readable, up-to-date volume offers future counselors, social workers, and other helping professionals a thorough overview of basic measurement theory and all relevant tests, carefully aligned to a broad array of assessment vehicles. Through clear, straightforward prose, students receive practical guidance on such topics as test selection, administration, interpretation, and reporting; along with thoughtful advice on how and when to use testing in diverse environments with diverse populations. Current topics in counseling receive appropriate attention; there is solid coverage of national standards; and the trend toward high-stakes testing is thoroughly explored.

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This "Classic" in Appraisal Procedures, Now Reorganized and Updated, Provides More Depth in Key Appraisal Topics

Thorough coverage of appraisal. Basic measurement theory and all relevant tests are included, plus a broad array of types of assessments from ability, aptitude, and achievement testing to school, career, and mental health assessment.

Practical guidance. Basic procedures in appraisal, including test selection, administration, interpretation, and reporting, are all presented in clear, useful prose.

Expanded content. This edition has expanded coverage of measurement concepts (especially reliability and validity), computer-assisted and computer-adaptive testing, personality testing, and high-stakes testing in education.

About the Author:

Karyn Dayle Jones is an associate professor in counselor education at the University of Central Florida. She has 20 years of experience in the counseling profession and has been a counselor educator for 14 years. Jones is coauthor of Introduction to the Profession of Counseling, has authored or coauthored several book chapters and refereed publications, and has made numerous professional presentations in the field of counseling and counselor education. Her primary areas of research are assessment and diagnosis. She is the past president of the Counseling Association for Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, a division of the American Counseling Association. Jones is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor, and she has worked as a counselor in mental health agencies, schools, and private practice.

 

The late Robert J. Drummond taught Counselor Education at the University of North Florida for twenty years before retiring. In addition to Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professional, he was the author of Career Counseling: A Developmental Approach (Prentice Hall, 1994) as well a number of book chapters and journal articles. He passed away in 2005.

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