CCP 670: Bio-Psycho-Social Personality Assessment Methods in Professional Counseling

This course will provide an overview of the concepts related to assessing the various attributes of people. Special attention will be paid to clinical interviews, clinical observations, gathering client histories, projective tests, and other formal measures such as standardized tests and scales that are representative of psychological and intellectual assessments used in counseling/psychotherapy environments. Understanding and interpreting these assessment methods and measures will also be discussed. Additional topics will include the ethical issues related to test use and interpretation with regard to people from diverse social, ethic, and economic backgrounds. Specific attention to using case examples and case studies to highlight core concepts of class.