CNPS 532B | Psychological Assessment in Counselling

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly select, administer, score, and interpret standardized psychological, educational and vocational tests and other assessment instruments, which are relevant and appropriate in the Master’s level professional counselling context.  The use and interpretation of instruments designed to measure achievement, personality, stress, coping skills, health status, relationships and interests will be discussed.

The content of this course emphasizes the use of tests within a counselling perspective, i.e., as a tool for exploring client development and adjustment concerns, and as an aid in client decision making.  Attention will be paid to psychometric characteristics of tests, as well as issues of reliability, validity and fairness.  In addition, guidelines for the ethical use of tests will be covered.


Credits: 3