Counseling Mhc

10 pages

1. KPI Psychological Testing for Individual Evaluation

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Faculty systematically assesses each student’s progress by examining a combination of knowledge and skills. Key performance indicators are course tasks, activities, or assignments selected by faculty to assess student learning in core content areas of the counseling curriculum. Key performance indicators are measured multiple times and at different points in time during the student’s master’s program.

This course has been identified as fulfilling one of the eight core content areas of the counseling curriculum, Assessment and Testing. The following content area objectives are addressed within this course via the designated Key Performance Indicator task described below.


2. Understand methods of effectively preparing for and conducting initial assessment meetings.

3. Understand “procedures for assessing risk of aggression or danger to others, self-inflicted harm or suicide” and the “use of assessments for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes.”

7. Understand basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment, and group and individual assessments.

8. Understand statistical concepts, including scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, indices of variability, shapes and types of distributions, and correlations

9. Understand use of assessments relevant to academic/educational, career, personal, and social development.

10. Understand use of environmental assessments and systematic behavioral observations.

Students will demonstrate competency via successful completion of the following key performance indicator required task:

2. Key Performance Indicator Assignment: Assessment Plan Required KPI Assignment: Assessment Plan

Students will prepare a written assessment and evaluation protocol for the setting in which they intend to practice counseling. The paper will include a component where you will video record a discussion about the results of the assessment and describe your overall assessment plan. Please complete the following tasks: (I can record it— you just write it out)



KPI Assignments must include below SYLLABUS-RUBIC

a. Briefly describe the selected counseling setting, types of services provided, and the demographic characteristics of the clientele served.

b. Describe the types of testing you will use in your selected setting (e.g., norm referenced testing, group or individual assessments, standardized or non-standardized testing, environmental, observation) and select two specific assessments that you would use in your selected counseling setting given the population served.

c. Identify and describe how your client’s academic/educational, career, personal, or social development (choose one) will inform the selection of the two assessments and the assessment process, as well as how you would use these assessments for diagnostic and treatment intervention purposes.

d. Describe how you will effectively prepare for and conduct the assessment meeting.

e. What procedures will you use for assessing risk to self or others?

f. Describe the statistical methods (e.g., measures of central tendency, types of scores, indices of variability, correlations, types of distributions) that you would expect to use to analyze the results of the assessments selected for this plan. If your measure is not norm-referenced, describe how cut-off scores are used.

g. What ethical and culturally relevant strategies will you use to select, administer, and interpret these assessments and test results? This will include confidentiality, informed consent, etc.

h. Administer one of the two assessments selected for this assessment plans to a classmate or a friend. Provide a summary of the administration process and a video recording of the post-assessment discussion session where you share the results of the assessment administered.

For the session with your peer, you may choose from the following Approved Assessment List for the KPI Assignment. Please consult your instructor for approval if you are considering any additional publicly available test.

A multitude of specific mental health measures, titled Level 2 measures, can be found at

This 10-page assignment will be completed in APA style format. Please include a title, abstract, and reference pages and use at least 5 recent references.


Approved Assessment List for KPI Assignment:

Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17

Multidimensional Scale of Social Support Parent Stress Parent Report Inventory

Parent Stress Index

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index

Brief Impairment Scale

Columbia Impairment Scale

Children’s Global Assessment Scale





Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale


Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale

CMHC KPIs, ASLOs & Dispositions 8/29/19 3

Kessler 6 & Kessler 10

M3 checklist





The Mood Disorder Questionnaire