Testing and Assessment in Counseling Practice by C. Edward Watkins Jr., Vicki L. Campbell

By C. Edward Watkins Jr., Vicki L. Campbell

The first goal of this revision is still similar to that of the 1st edition--to convey how key character, cognitive/behavioral, and vocational tests/assessment methods can be utilized via counselors of their paintings with consumers. Too usually, review books simply give you the reader with information regarding exams and overview approaches. they don't, even though, take the subsequent step--showing readers how those tests/assessment strategies can be utilized and built-in into the particular paintings of counseling. This revision is designed to fill that void. bankruptcy authors, all of whom are specialists of their respective subject parts, percentage the theoretical and study backgrounds a few specific test/assessment strategy after which supply a case instance or examples to teach how review info could be meaningfully included into the counseling process.

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As the MMPI aged, researchers became increasingly concerned about the use of the original norm group, outdated wording in the questions, and objectionable content. Given new encouragement from the University of Minnesota in the early 1980s, a revision committee was formed and researchers began the task of revising the test (Butcher & Williams, 1992). The restandardization committee had several goals to accomplish while revising the MMPI: (a) to delete problematic items, (b) to keep the clinical and validity scales intact on the new instrument, (c) to develop new scales that addressed areas not covered on the MMPI, (d) to collect a random sample of adults that was representative of the current United States demographics, (e) to develop a similar sample of adolescents, and (f) to collect new clinical data so that the new test could be compared to the old (Butcher & Williams, 1992).

Items selected empirically may or may not appear to be theoretically or expressly representative of a psychological characteristic. A key aspect of test development using the empirical approach is the construction of the comparison groups. For the main MMPI comparison group, Hathaway and McKinley had visitors to the University of Minnesota Hospitals complete a questionnaire with experimental MMPI items. The visitors were mainly rural White bluecollar Minnesota residents. This group of 724 people became the “normal” comparison group for the MMPI, although they were not representative of the entire United States population.

Thus, a major purpose of the book is to show how tests should be used to facilitate the counseling process. To assist the contributors in developing their chapters, an outline for them to follow was developed. We hoped the outline would provide some continuity within and across chapters and insure that a number of important areas would be addressed. Although we recommended that contributors examine our outline and use it as they deemed appropriate, it was presented more as a tool to use in chapter development rather than a fixed, inflexible format to which everyone had to adhere.

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