CMHC 550: Appraisal and Evaluation

Credits 3.0

This course is an introduction to historical perspectives concerning the nature and meaning of assessment and testing in counseling. We will cover underlying psychometric issues having to do with tests and measurement. These issues include measurement design and instrumentation, scale construction, reliability, validity, and normative analysis. We will introduce psychological tests that are commonly used in counseling. Ethical and multicultural issues in testing will be a focus throughout the course, in addition to use of assessment results to diagnose developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders.