Editors' Preface Preface Section I. Principles and Foundations of Counseling Assessment Chapter 1. Introduction to Counseling Assessment Chapter 2. Basic Assessment and Statistical Concepts Chapter 3. Reliability Chapter 4. Validity Chapter 5. Selecting, Administering, Scoring, and Reporting Assessment Results Chapter 6. Integrating Assessment Into Counseling Practice Section II. Overview of Assessment Areas Chapter 7. Intelligence and General Ability Assessment Chapter 8. Achievement and Aptitude Assessment Chapter 9. Standardized Methods of Personality Assessment Chapter 10. Projective Methods of Personality Assessment Chapter 11. Behavioral Assessment Chapter 12. Career and Vocational Assessment Section III. Applications and Issues Chapter 13. Clinical Assessment Chapter 14. Outcome Assessment and Program Evaluation Chapter 15. Assessment Issues With Diverse Populations Chapter 16. Ethical and Legal Issues in Assessment Glossary References Index About the Authors
Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS is a professor and chair in the department of counseling and educational psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Watson has over 18 years of clinical experience working in a variety of community mental health and private practice settings and has been active in various professional organizations. In addition to being a Past-President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) and former member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council, he currently serves as Editor for the Journal of College Counseling and is an elected member of the Texas Counseling Association Board of Directors. A renowned scholar, Dr. Watson has authored over 90 publications and presented at state, national, and international professional counseling conferences. In recognition of his contributions to the profession, Dr. Watson has received numerous awards including the David K. Brooks Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award, Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, American College Counseling Association (ACCA) Outstanding Contribution to Professional Knowledge Award, and the Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award. In 2018 he was named an ACA Fellow, an honor bestowed upon less than one percent of the ACA membership. Dr. Watson currently resides in Corpus Christi, TX. Brande Flamez, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor in the Counseling and Special Populations department at Lamar University. Dr. Flamez is also the CEO and Founder of the nonprofit SALT (Serving and Learning Together) world Inc. which provides donations and volunteer services to developing countries. Her clinical background includes working with children, adolescents, and families in community-based and private counseling settings. In addition, Dr. Flamez helped design an outpatient program for court-referred adolescents. Dr. Flamez is active in the counseling profession. She has served on the American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, ACA Finance Committee, ACA Investment Committee, and chaired the ACA Publications Committee. She is also the Past President for the Association for Humanistic Counselors (AHC). Dr. Flamez is on the editorial board for The Family Journal. She has presented numerous times at the nationally and internationally level and coauthored several book chapters and articles. Dr. Flamez is the co-author of the assessment textbook Counseling Assessment and Evaluation: Fundamentals of Applied Practice and Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners. She is the recipient of numerous national awards including the 2015 Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, 2014 ACA Kitty Cole Human Rights Award, 2012 ACA Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Caring and Humanitarian Person, and the 2012 IAMFC Distinguished Mentor Award.
"Watson and Flamez have captured the essence of the assessment process in their new book. Through rich case illustrations and the authors' deep knowledge of the subject, readers are provided the most current trends and reflections on the assessment process."-- Bill McHenry, Texas A&M University-Texarkana
"The text is very straightforward and easy to read. It encourages students to apply what they are learning through case illustrations and guided practice exercises."-- Wendy Killam, Stephen F. Austin State University
"Watson and Flamez provide the reader with an engaging discussion of the fundamentals of counseling assessment and evaluation."-- Mark W. Dewalt, Winthrop University
"The case illustrations and the practice exercises are exceptional and go a long way toward making the material accessible. Case examples in the body of the text are also well done."-- Patricia Andersen, Midwestern State University