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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Since its first publication in 1988, Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals has become a classic among assessment textbooks designed specifically for aspiring counselors. Now in its Eighth Edition the text includes extensive changes to content and updating throughout, while maintaining its popular, easy-to-read format and continuing emphasis on assessment information that is most useful and relevant for school counselors, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and other helping professionals. Throughout the text, readers learn the essential topics; see clearly how the elements of assessment interact; apply the material to the major instruments used in counseling; reinforce learning through discussion questions and activities; and get invaluable information and examples about widely used assessment instruments in order to become familiar with these well-known tests.

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Genre: Education
Author: Robert J. Drummond
Publisher: Pearson
Release: 2015-06-02
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133257687

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A competency-based overview of appraisal procedures, providing a practical guide to responsible test use, this book offers suggestions on how to do appraisals. It features examples, case studies and guidelines demonstrating testing in different environments with different populations, based on ethical standards and contemporary theory.

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Genre: Counseling
Author: Robert J. Drummond
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release: 1996
File: 527 Pages
ISBN-13: 0023306815

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The latest edition of this perennial bestseller instructs and updates students and clinicians on the basic principles of psychological assessment and measurement, recent changes in assessment procedures, and the most widely used tests in counseling practice today. Dr. Danica Hays guides counselors in the appropriate selection, interpretation, and communication of assessment results. This edition covers more than 100 assessment instruments used to evaluate substance abuse and other mental health disorders, intelligence, academic aptitude and achievement, career and life planning, personal interests and values, assessment of personality, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, a new chapter on future trends in assessment discusses the changing cultural landscape, globalization, and technology. Perfect for introductory classes, this text provides students and instructors with practical tools such as bolded key terminology; chapter pretests, summaries, and review questions; self-development and reflection activities; class and field activities; diverse client case examples; practitioner perspectives illustrating assessment in action; and resources for further reading. PowerPoint slides, a test bank, a sample syllabus, and chapter outlines to facilitate teaching are available to instructors by request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to permissions@counseling.org

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Danica G. Hays
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2017-05-18
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119375272

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This combined textbook and reference guide identifies the three major types of psychological assessment--clinical, personality, and behavioral--and provides a survey of current theory and an expert review of the most commonly used assessment instruments (tests) in each area. The book concludes with three representative case studies that demonstrate the uses of various assessment instruments in practice. The text includes reviews of the seventeen most commonly used clinical, personality, and behavioral testing instruments, how to use them, and their application to the assessment process. Chapter 3 presents a workable framework to help students assimilate the DSM-IV-TR system. Three case studies in Chapter 7 demonstrate how various instruments are used as a battery to gather diagnostic and assessment information.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Bradley T. Erford
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2006
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015061185461

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book In this authoritative new text, experienced counselors guide students toward embracing the profession of clinical mental health counseling and developing a standard of excellence in their practice. The materials are organized in order to match students' developmental understanding of the profession, and divided into three sections providing an introduction, a look at the practice, and contemporary trends in clinical mental health counseling. Each chapter is designed to meet learning outcomes associated with the 2009 accreditation standards established by the Council for Accreditation of counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The learning outcomes are based on general core areas of the CACREP standards and those related to the specialization of clinical mental health counseling. Clinical Mental Health Counseling by Sheperis and Sheperis is the ideal resource for establishing a firm foundation in the theory and practice of clinical mental health counseling. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0133833712 / 9780133833713 Cllinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133753662 / 9780133753660 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 013708370X / 9780137083701 Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice

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Genre: Education
Author: Donna S. Sheperis
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 2014-04-02
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 0133833712

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This graduate-level text on rehabilitation and mental health counseling disseminates foundational knowledge of assessment principles and processes with a focus on clinical application. Written by recognized leaders in rehabilitation and mental health, it is the only book to use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework to integrate assessment tools and techniques addressing practice with varied populations and settings. Written by leading practitioners with specialized knowledge, chapters focus on specific populations and service delivery settings. The book features a variety of learning tools to foster critical thinking, including learning objectives and case examples highlighting important principles and applications. Sample reports and templates further reinforce understanding of specific applications. A robust instructor package offers PowerPoints, a test bank including discussion questions, and sample syllabi. Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices and computers. KEY FEATURES Provides the only comprehensive view of assessment in rehabilitation and mental health using the ICF framework Integrates assessment tools and techniques for both rehabilitation and mental health in diverse settings Written by recognized leaders in the field of rehabilitation and mental health Includes learning objectives and case examples highlighting important principles and applications Presents sample report templates and completed reports to strengthen integration and presentation of test results Offers a robust instructor package with PowerPoints, a test bank including discussion questions, and sample syllabi

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David R. Strauser, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release: 2019-07-23
File: 422 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780826162434

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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Bill McHenry
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-04-09
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781315279510

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This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ed Neukrug
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release: 2010
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030562857

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Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.

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Genre: Medical
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release: 2015-07-29
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780890424650

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Children who miss substantial amounts of school pose one of the most vexing problems for school officials. In many cases, school personnel must assess these students and successfully help them to return to the academic setting. This can be difficult considering most school-based professionals are pressed for time and do not have access to proper resources. The information in this book can help school officials combat absenteeism and reduce overall dropout rates. Designed for guidance counselors, teachers, principals and deans, school psychologists, school-based social workers, and other school professionals, this book outlines various strategies for helping children get back to school with less distress that can easily be implemented in schools. The book describes four clinical interventions that can be used to effectively address moderate cases of absenteeism, as well as instructions for adapting these procedures for use within the school system. A chapter on assessment describes several methods for identifying school refusal behavior, including time-limited techniques for school officials who have little opportunity to conduct detailed evaluations. Worksheets for facilitating assessment are included and can easily be photocopied from the book. Other chapters provide advice for working collaboratively with parents, preventing relapse, and tackling special issues such as children with anxiety, children who take medication, and children who are victims of bullying. Topics such as poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, violence, and school safety are also addressed.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2008-03-19
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199886425

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