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A proven classic in the field and the leading text in assessment for counselors, the newest edition ofAssessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionalshas 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. In addition, the 17 chapters of this clear and user-friendly book provide guidance on how and when to use tests in different settings with different populations and information on basic procedures like test selection, administration, and reporting. Additional case studies have also been added throughout the text to help readers understand how to work with assessments and assessment results in real world situations.
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.
PART I: PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Assessment
Chapter 2 – Methods and Sources of Assessment Information
Chapter 3 – Statistical Concepts
Chapter 4 – Understanding Assessment Scores
Chapter 5 – Reliability
Chapter 6 – Validity
Chapter 7 – Selecting, Administering, Scoring, and Interpreting Assessment Results
PART II: OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT AREAS
Chapter 8 – Assessment of Intelligence and General Ability
Chapter 9 – Assessment of Achievement
Chapter 10 – Assessment of Aptitude
Chapter 11 – Career and Employment Assessment
Chapter 12 – Personality Assessment
PART III: APPLICATIONS AND ISSUES
Chapter 13 – Clinical Assessment
Chapter 14 – Assessment in Education
Chapter 15 – Assessment Issues with Diverse Populations
Chapter 16 – Communicating Assessment Results
Chapter 17 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Assessment
Appendix I – Standards for Multicultural Assessment, Second Edition
Appendix II – Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST), Third Edition
Appendix III – Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education