Assessment in Counseling: Procedures and Practices, 6th Edition
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.
“Appraisal is often experienced by students as intimidating, and this often results in lower grades on their comprehensive exam. For this reason alone, I am excited about Assessment in Counseling. Dr. Hays has done an especially effective job of establishing the foundation and history of appraisal in the counseling field, and highlighting its use in a variety of practice settings. This book is an important addition to the tools available for training competent counselors.” Gerard Lawson, PhD, Virginia Tech, President, American Counseling Association, 2017–2018
“In this sixth edition, Danica Hays has skillfully updated this essential textbook for graduate-level courses in assessment/appraisal. Consistent with previous editions, is the assumption that as professional counselors we engage in assessment practices daily and these practices affect relationships, treatment decisions, and culturally responsive counseling. New and exciting in this edition are the ‘Assessment in Action’ sections, in which practitioners from various settings discuss assessment topics. Their voices bring to life many issues that professional counselors encounter in their practices.” Catherine Y. Chang, PhD, Georgia State University, American Counseling Association Fellow