Published byPearson (July 27th 2012) - Copyright © 2013
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Integrative Assessment for Counselors presents valuable assessment information and guidance which emerging helping professionals, students, and those preparing for licensure can apply to various mental health, school, community, and organizational settings. Using a case study approach, and written in a practitioner’s voice, this practical guide presents a comprehensive, balanced look at a number of topics readers can put to immediate use in their practices including assessment information and guidance, testing, the risks and resources approach to assessment, interviewing principles and methods, exploring presenting problems and readiness for change, informal and formal observations, assessing the therapeutic alliance, standardized risk assessments, dangerousness to self and others, and assessing substance abuse.
Table of contents
Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Considerations: Preparing for the Assessment
Chapter 3: Interviewing adults and youth: Principles, Methods and Skills
Chapter 4: Exploring Presenting Problems, Readiness for Change, and Risks and Resources
Chapter 5: Observations, Inferences, and Behavioral Assessment
Chapter 6: Psychological Tests and Measurement Concepts
Chapter 7: Reliability and Validity
Chapter 8: Personality and Interest Measures
Chapter 9: Assessing Psychopathology: Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 10: Child and adolescent measures
Chapter 11: Standardized Risk Assessments: Suicide and Dangerousness to Others
Chapter 12: Assessing Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 13: Assessment of Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities and Achievement
Chapter 14: Assessing the Therapeutic Alliance
Chapter15: Putting it All Together
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