Course Wrap-Up and Reflection
This unit is primarily dedicated to reflecting on how your understanding of assessment has developed throughout the course. It is now time to reflect on your course experience. This course has been designed to challenge, engage, and impact your professional life.
In wrapping up the course, reflect on how you have developed as a graduate student. You have explored a range of assessment tools, participated in the discussion area, and practiced applying assessment concepts to situations you may encounter professionally. At this time, therefore, you are asked to articulate your understanding of how assessment interfaces with your profession.
Last, but not least in importance, this unit strongly urges you to complete the course evaluation. This information is used in the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences to assist with course revision and to provide instructors with feedback about the teaching-learning experience.
To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:
1. Evaluate your understanding of the role of assessment in counseling.
2. Analyze ethical issues when using computerized assessment tools.
Below is unit 1 information in helping you working on unit 10 Discussion 1 below.
Required Reading – From unit 1
Use Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling to complete the following:
3. Read Chapter 1, “Assessment in Counseling,” pages 1–17.
4. Read Chapter 16, “Monitoring and Evaluating Counseling,” pages 328–341.
Unit 1 Discussion 1
Roles of Assessment
Reflect upon the history of assessment and the counseling field as presented in the assigned reading. How does assessment help to define a counselor’s professional identity? Address the role of assessment in the area of counseling that fits your professional goals. Use the assigned readings and other scholarly sources to support your position
Unit 1 Discussion 2
Analysis of Assessment Roles
Choose one of the roles that assessment plays in the counseling field other than initial assessment for treatment. Examples are discussed in Chapter 16 of your text, such as Treatment Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability, Outcome Assessment, or Data Analysis. Select a scholarly peer-reviewed article from the Library that presents an example of this type of assessment in practice. It may be a case study or a research study that describes and reinforces the role of assessment. Summarize the study and integrate information from the text to illustrate how the article exemplifies the role of assessment.
Unit 10 Discussion 1: 1 page needed with minimum of 250 words and 2 references.
Understanding the Role of Assessment
Reread your initial posts from both of the Unit 1 discussions. How has your understanding of the role of assessment changed throughout this course? What contributed to your shifts in thinking over the past 10 weeks that have deepened your understanding of this area of counseling practice?
Unit 10 Discussion 2: 1 page needed with minimum of 250 words and 2 references.
Ethical Considerations of Online Assessment Tools
Consider the use of online assessments with the assessment tool that you utilized for the Unit 9 assignment. Make a case for whether a computerized version of that assessment tool could be used in the scenario that you covered. What are the relevant ethical considerations?