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1st Edition

Tests and Assessments in Counseling
A Case by Case Exploration

ISBN 9781138228702
Published March 6, 2018 by Routledge
216 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tests and Assessments in Counseling provides students with current information on assessment tools and techniques through detailed case scenarios and vignettes. Going beyond basic information about a multitude of assessments, the authors focus on the use of instruments in individual cases to allow readers to more fully grasp the integral relationship between tests and assessment data and the counseling process. Chapters guide students through choosing the most effective assessment tool, successfully administering the assessment, and making meaningful and useful results of the data with the client. Test questions are also included at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Bill McHenry, PhD, NCC, LPC  2. Measurement Concepts Kathryn C. MacCluskie, EdD  3. Ethical and Legal Issues on Psychological Assessment and Testing Ellen C. Melton, PhD, LPC-S  4. Mental Status Examinations and Intake Assessments Robin Leichtman, PhD, LPC and Kathryn C. MacCluskie, EdD  5. Career Assessment and Personality Inventories Bill McHenry, PhD, NCC, LPC  6. Assessment Techniques in Substance Use Disorders in Counseling Enobong J. Inyang, PhD, NCC, LPC  7. Utilizing Assessments in Counseling with Children Teri Ann Sartor LPC-S, NCC  8. Assessment of Psychological Conditions Stephanie S.J. Drcar, PhD  9. Intelligence Testing: WISC-V Tyler Wilkinson, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS  10. Assessments in Rehabilitation Counseling Suneetha B. Manyam, PhD, LPC, CPCS, NCC and Jonathan D. Brown, MS  11. Suicide Assessment Kathryn C. MacCluskie, EdD and Debra A. Tkac, MA, PCC-S  12. Assessment in K-12 School Counseling Trigg A. Even, PhD, LPC-S, NCC and Melanie A. Williams, MA, LPC  Concluding Thoughts Jim McHenry, EdD, NCC, LPC, CRC  Answer Key to End-of-Chapter Questions

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Bill McHenry, PhD, NCC, LPC, has coauthored/edited six books, dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, and several book chapters in the field of counseling. He has presented at international, national, regional, and state professional counseling organizations. Dr. McHenry has been a counselor educator for fifteen years and has taught courses on tests and assessments throughout his teaching career.

Kathryn MacCluskie, EdD, is a professor of counseling at Cleveland State University. She has authored/coauthored five books in the areas of clinical skill development, use of test data in clinical assessment, and becoming an effective counselor. Dr. MacCluskie has taught assessment courses for many years in the field of counselor education.

Jim McHenry, EdD, NCC, CRC, LPC, has coauthored/edited five textbooks and numerous professional counseling journal articles. He is a professor emeritus and has taught nearly every course offered in a counseling program. His thirty-two-year career as a counselor and counselor educator includes working as a school counselor, mental health counselor, and rehabilitation counseling consultant. Dr. McHenry has taught appraisal techniques regularly throughout his career.



"This is not just another textbook describing basic information about a multitude of assessments. The authors in Tests and Assessments in Counseling help readers understand the importance of making results meaningful and useful to our clients. Each chapter describes how to help test subjects make connections across instruments and better understand themselves. This strengths-based approach is a much-needed addition to the assessment literature!"
Kate M. Walker, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LPC, board liaison for the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

"Tests and Assessment in Counseling accomplishes what few, if any, textbooks on this topic have in the past: appreciating the individual and deeply contextual nature of assessment. Each author successfully captures the process of assessment through a deep dive into a case, and this approach is designed to help counselors in training understand the nuances and uniqueness of testing and assessment with each and every potential client. This text is an important addition to master’s-level assessment courses."
Ryan D. Foster, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CHST, assistant professor and clinic coordinator, Department of Counseling, Tarleton State University at Waco