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10/10/20221Chapter 6: Assessment as a VitalComponent of the Counseling ProcessWatson & Flamez, Counseling Assessment and Evaluation© 2014 SAGE PublicationsAssessment as a Vital Component of theCounseling ProcessServes a number of purposes:ScreeningDiagnosingCase conceptualizingTreatment planningGoal identificationEvaluating client progressScreening and Initial AssessmentsFirst stage in the counseling processIdentify individual’s problemReason for being assessedAllows counselors to develop a quick and cost-effectivesnapshot of a personHelps determine the next stepProcess begins almost immediatelyScreening and Initial AssessmentsCont.Vast majority of communication is nonverbal (70% – 93%)1234
10/10/20222Screening and Initial AssessmentsCont.Intake interview – provides information about clients’past functioning and how it relates to their currentsituation and problems they are facingIdentify, evaluate, explore presenting issuesInterpersonal style and skillsPersonal historyScreening and Initial AssessmentsCont.Important areas to assess in intake interview:Demographic informationReferral reasonsCurrent situationPrevious counseling experienceBirth and developmental historyFamily historyMedical historyEducational and/or vocational backgroundRapport must be established with the clientDiagnosisRefers to the process of learning more about the clientand his or her problemGain a more in-depth understanding of the problem identifiedin the screening stageGoal depends on the purpose and setting of the counselingrelationship

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MelanieM.Bullock
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