Students are introduced to various historical and contemporary approaches to assessment and evaluation within the mental health delivery system. In particular, students learn the basic elements of standardized and nonstandardized testing and assessment; key components of psychometric testing, including validity, reliability, and relevant statistical concepts; important ethical considerations related to clinical assessment; and multicultural perspectives on the development, selection, administration, and implementation of assessment and evaluation measures across common counseling environments. Throughout the course, students develop an understanding of how to integrate clinical assessment and evaluation tools into their diagnostic processes so that they are better able to craft therapeutic interventions using principles of counseling, body psychotherapy, dance/movement therapy, and multicultural awareness.
Course Number: CNSS700
Units: 3.0