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Counselling, Assessments In

Introduction

The allied fields of counselling and counselling psychology have long shared a core set of values that have sustained their scholarly and professional contributions. Recent research has identified three central commitments that distinguish the field (Neimeyer & Diamond, 2001). These include a commitment to a lifespan developmental model of adjustment (as opposed to pathology), a commitment to vocational and career issues, and a commitment to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Each of these commitments, in turn, have clear expressions within the field's contributions to the domain of assessment.

The Assessment of Development and Adjustment

Conceptualizing clients' problems through a lifespan developmental model of adjustment is a central feature of the field of counselling. This commitment is reflected in the interpretation and selection of various assessment instruments. For ...

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