Objectives: By the end of this course, each of the students will be able to describe and discuss each of the following:
1. Describe the role and function of individual assessment as a clinical skill;
2. Define appropriate, proper, and ethical assessment practices;
3. Evaluate commonly used instruments in light of validity and reliability standards to determine appropriate use in clinical settings;
4. Select, administer, score, and interpret individual assessment instruments commonly used in counseling;
5. Select a variety of non-standardized instruments for individual assessment;
6. Plan, construct, and use a non-test evaluation technique for individual assessment.
7. Interpret the results of standardized psychometric instruments meaningfully;
8. Describe the advantages and limitations inherent with psychological and educational assessment.
9. Utilize a variety of computer applications for the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized tests.
10. Describe how cultural, ethnic, and social factors influence an individual’s performance on psycho-educational assessments and how these factors influence test score interpretation.