Counselors use data to inform practice considerations such as developing targeted treatment plans, determining program outcomes, and documenting efficacy for funding sources. Often, we have a complicated relationship with data; we want to use assessments to benefit our clients and practice, but we wonder about how to best select, interpret, and report the data we have available. This session will focus on efficacy, utility, and competence in the use of assessment and the collection of data.
Evaluate and select assessments beneficial to your practice (e.g., assessment of clients, outcomes, and effectiveness of practice).
Identify areas where assessment is already happening and build on these practices to develop an assessment strategy.
Evaluate competence as it relates to qualifications for test users and training as professional counselors.
Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training,
Palo Alto University
Associate Professor of Counselor Education,
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi