Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents


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


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


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


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This book really gives a good 411 on how to handle different situations. Being a counselor is much harder than you think. This book helps to prevent "slip-ups".
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