Course Description for Assessment and Evaluation in Mental Health Counseling
Assessment and Evaluation in Mental Health Counseling
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the knowledge necessary to select, administer and interpret assessments and evaluations in clinical settings,including the implications of testing and evaluation for cultural and special needs populations. Students will be introduced to assessment and evaluation concepts, terminology, and methodology, including the psychometric statistics underlying commonly used tests and assessments, with an emphasis on legal and ethical considerations guiding the practice of assessment. Non-test assessment theory and practice will be studied and demonstrated experientially.