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MHC 541 Introduction to Assessment

Content: Principles of psychological assessment as employed in school, clinical, and applied settings. Addresses psychometric concepts such as validity, reliability, norms, and score interpretation. Surveys intelligence, personality, career, interest, aptitude, and achievement tests and reviews alternative methods of assessing competence and person-situation interactions. Contemporary issues such as the validity of instruments for diverse populations and the impact of technology on assessment are discussed.
Prerequisites: For Professional Mental Health Counseling students, MHC 503, CPSY 506, MHC 509, MHC 513, MHC 534, one of the following: MHC 535, or CPSY 538. For Professional Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions students, MHCA 502, CPSY 506, MHC 513, CPSY 550, and one of the following: MHC 535, or CPSY 538.
Credits: 2 semester hours.