This text is a comprehensive introduction to appraisal and assessment targeted specifically for counseling students. It presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The text stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools to avoid misusing tools in manners harmful to clients.
Written for practicing counselors, the book begins with the basic concepts of measurement and the fundamentals used in psychological assessment. Whiston (UNLV) then discusses specific assessment methods and strategies, including clinical measures and interviewing and observations in personality assessment. Two separate chapters are devoted to career counseling, and marriage and family counseling. The book concludes with methods for applying assessment information and issues related to assessment interventions in counseling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)