An overview of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation, as these have developed historically from a traditional educational and psychological perspective through a more focused counseling perspective, with suggested applications appropriate for transpersonal and contemplative practitioners. The course covers basic topics of standardized and non-standardized testing and other assessment techniques, including inventories, observations, and computer-managed methods. Topics include psychometric statistics, factors related to the assessment and evaluation of individuals, groups, and special populations, case conceptualization, assessment, and diagnosis. Ethical and legal considerations are integrated throughout the course. Issues of diversity related to development of and selection of assessment instruments are also explored. This course covers the same material and has the same goals, learning outcomes, and assessment process as the on-campus version of the course. It is delivered in a hybrid format, partially online and partially in-residence.
Course Number: CNST700E
Units: 3.0