ERIC Number: ED329818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment in Counseling: A Guide to the Use of Psychological Assessment Procedures.
Hood, Albert B.; Johnson, Richard W.
The purpose of this book is to provide information about the various psychological assessment procedures that are specifically relevant for practicing counselors and human development professionals. The book deals with the use of such tests in the counseling process and includes illustrative case studies. It emphasizes the selection, interpretation, and communication of psychological test results. It also emphasizes the importance of integrating test results with other information about the client. The psychological tests selected are those that are most often used by counselors and human development professionals in their daily practice. Section 1 presents basic concepts of psychological assessment. Section 2 covers cognitive assessment and the various tests that assess intelligence, academic aptitude, and academic achievement. The third section deals with procedures used by counselors to assist clients in making decisions regarding their careers and life plans. In section 4, personality assessment is considered. The final section deals with professional practices and considerations. Excerpts from documents outlining ethical and test standards particularly appropriate to counselors and human development professionals in their use of assessment procedures are reproduced in the appendix. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Diagnostic Tests, Evaluation Methods, Measures (Individuals), Personality Measures, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Test Selection, Test Use
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72019; $26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
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