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Testing and Assessment in Counseling Practice

2nd Edition

Edited by C. Edward Watkins, Jr., Vicki L. Campbell


592 pages

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The primary purpose of this revision remains identical to that of the first edition--to show how key personality, cognitive/behavioral, and vocational tests/assessment procedures can be used by counselors in their work with clients. Too often, assessment books only provide the reader with information about tests and assessment procedures. They do not, however, take the next step--showing readers how these tests/assessment procedures can be used and integrated into the actual work of counseling. This revision is designed to fill that void. Chapter authors, all of whom are experts in their respective topic areas, share the theoretical and research backgrounds about a particular test/assessment procedure and then provide a case example or examples to show how assessment data can be meaningfully incorporated into the counseling process.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface to Second Edition. Preface to First Edition. Introduction. V.L. Campbell, A Framework for Using Tests in Counseling. Part I: Personality, Cognitive, and Behavioral Assessment. J.E. DeLamatre, J.M. Schuerger, The MMPI-2 in Counseling Practice. H.G. Gough, The California Psychological Inventory. J.M. Schuerger, The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). M.H. McCaulley, The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Counseling. C.R. Glass, T.V. Merluzzi, Cognitive and Behavioral Assessment. J-I.C. Hansen, Interpretation of the Strong Interest Inventory. Part II: Vocational Assessment. E.E. Diamond, D.G. Zytowski, The Kuder Occupational Interest Survey. L. Knapp-Lee, A Complete Career Guidance Program: The COPSystem. A.R. Spokane, M. Catalano, The Self-Directed Search: A Theory-Driven Array of Self-Guiding Career Interventions. R.B. Slaney, F. MacKinnon-Slaney, Using Vocational Card Sorts in Career Counseling. M.L. Savickas, Assessing Career Decision Making. Part III: Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues. N.E. Betz, Contemporary Issues in Testing Use. J.P. Sampson, Jr., Computer Applications. Conclusion: C.E. Watkins, Jr., Some Final Thoughts About Using Tests and Assessment Procedures in Counseling.

About the Series

Contemporary Topics in Vocational Psychology Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health