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Course Descriptions

Counseling Psychology Department

Course Descriptions

COU PA530—

(3 credits)

This introductory course covers basic principles and methods of individual assessment in counseling psychology. Introductory issues will include understanding the goals of psychological assessment, the types of measures used by counselors, and settings in which assessments take place. It will review of test construction, norms, standardized scores, reliability and validity as foundational issues. Students will also learn about interviewing techniques, as well as appraisal, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized assessment measures. Special issues include ethics, adaptations and considerations when working with ethnically and linguistically diverse populations, and social-cultural implications of the use of testing and assessment. Open only to students in the master’s program in Counseling or Forensic & Counseling Psychology.

Updated 5/9/11

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