Assessment in Counselling: This course will provide fundamental information that can be used to evaluate many types of formal and informal assessment techniques. Content will focus on the underlying measurement principles of any type of psychological assessment. Students will be introduced to the psychometric qualities of assessment instruments, basic statistics, the role of reliability and validity, measurement concepts, and measuring and scoring fundamentals. Students will learn how to evaluate instruments, decide if and how an assessment technique should be used and how to determine and interpret assessment results. Finally, students will explore the importance and the influence of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and issues of diversity on competent assessment.

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