Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
CHD 603 Assessment in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.
An overview of basic statistical concepts and methods in psychometrics and the uses of group and individual psychological testing and other assessment methods in counseling (interviews, biopsychosocial evaluation). It provides an overview of the history and current context of psychometric assessment, including ethical and legal perspectives and social and cultural perspectives. The course considers the application of assessment methods to client case conceptualization and the measurement of client progress and outcomes. It provides an overview of various types of standardized and non-standardized psychological assessment including the use of intelligence, aptitude and ability, achievement, symptom checklists and personality assessment instruments. The course introduces students to test reviewing and counseling assessment report writing. This is a foundational course. It must be taken within the first 3 semesters following admission.
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