Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (6th Edition)

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9780131707849: Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals (6th Edition)

The leading text in appraisal for counselors, is a thorough overview covering basic measurement theory and all relevant tests.  It provides guidance on how and when to use tests in different environments with different populations, and practical guidance on basic procedures like test selection, administration, and reporting.  Key revisions include significant expansion of measurement foundations, separate chapters on validity and reliability as well as a new chapter on "Understanding Test Scores."  More case studies have also been added throughout the text to help readers understand how to work with assessments and assessment results.

 

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A proven classic in the field and the leading text in assessment for counselors, the newest edition of Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals has been completely updated and expanded to offer more thorough coverage of assessment methods.  Among the new and expanded material is coverage of psychometric and statistical concepts; new and revised tests, inventories, and scales; relevant ethical and legal issues; contemporary measurement theories; and important multicultural issues.

 

New to this edition:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Assessment, provides more coverage of the purpose for and process of assessment.
  • Chapter 2, Methods and Sources of Assessment Information–a new chapter–includes extensive information about interviews, tests, and observation, as well as information about the importance of using collateral sources in assessment.
  • The text provides more than 25 sample assessments, including WISC-IV sample tests results, a Stanford 10 sample report, and an MMPI-2 Profile.

 

Bound in each new copy of the book, the Exercises in Assessment CD gives readers the opportunity to apply chapter content to real counseling situations.  Exercises cover topics such as interpreting test scores, instrument evaluation, and assessment, using specific inventories such as the WISC-IV and MMPI-2.

 

Praise for Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals:

 

Student-friendly

“[T]he writing style is succinct.  My students comment favorably about this book when they evaluated the course at the end of the semester.”

--Joseph C. Cierchalski, East Carolina University

 

Well-organized

“One thing I really like about this text is the organization of each chapter.  The objectives, activities, and discussion questions seem to be very helpful.”

--Jeremy R. Sullivan, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Practical

“I think the decision model is one of the best aspects of this book...the checklists and principles are very helpful in helping with test selection.”

--Leslie A. Moore, University of Texas at Austin

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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