Assessment in Counseling: Practice and Applications

ISBN : 9780190672751

Richard S. Balkin; Gerald A. Juhnke
288 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
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This book focuses on the application of the theoretical and measurement concepts of assessment in counseling. The authors use a conversational style of writing and emphasize the skills used in assessment. They present theoretical basis of assessment and emphasize the practical components to enhance practice in counseling.


Chapter 1: The Role of Assessment in Counseling; Chapter 2: Case Studies Progress Notes: Classification Systems; Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Assessment; Chapter 4: Current Standards for Validity; Chapter 5: Current Standards for Reliability; Chapter 6: How to Choose an Assessment Instrument; Chapter 7: Conducting an Initial Interview; Chapter 8: Multicultural and Special Population Assessment Issues in Counseling; Chapter 9: Fundamentals of Ability Assessment; Chapter 10: Fundamentals of Career Assessment; Chapter 11: Marriage, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Assessment; Chapter 12: Fundamentals of Interpretation Assessment; Chapter 13: Assessment of Accountability in Counseling; Appendix A; Appendix B; Index

About the author: 

Richard S. Balkin, PhD, MEd, is a Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the University of Louisville. Dr. Balkin is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; the editor for the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal for the American Counseling Association; and former President for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling. He serves on numerous committees for ACA. Dr. Balkin has over 70 publications, which include text books on assessment in counseling and soon-to-be published textbooks on research, published tests and technical manuals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His counseling experience with at-risk youth was formative to his research agenda, which includes understanding the role of counseling and relevant goals for adolescents in crisis and counseling outcomes. This led to numerous published articles and one published measure through Mindgarden (Crisis Stabilization Scale).; Gerald A. Juhnke, DEd, MA, is a Professor and the former founding Doctoral Program Director in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) who has authored more than 55-refereed articles, 14 assessment instruments, and presented over 150 professional presentations. Jerry is an American Counseling Association Fellow, former president of seven professional associations, Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling and Development, former Editor in Chief of The Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, and former Co-Chair of the American Counseling Association's Council of Journal Editors. He has received numerous counseling and teaching awards including the American Counseling Association's David K. Brooks' Distinguished Mentor Award, the American Counseling Association's Ralph F. Berdie Research Award, and the International Association for Addictions and Offender Counseling Addictions Educator Excellence Award

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