Work is a financial necessity for many people and can also represent part of a person’s identity. No matter how many roles  in someone’s life, it can bring satisfaction or dissatisfaction to many areas of living. Dissatisfaction with work or career can be one reason a person enters counseling. Clinicians incorporate data from career assessment into treatment planning helping a client examine his or her skills, abilities, and interests and develop interventions to increase work or career satisfaction.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Think about when and why career assessment might be used in professional practice.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 three examples of when career assessment might be used in clinical practice and explain why career assessment might be useful in these settings. Then explain one way clinicians might integrate other tests within the process of career assessment.

References:

Gregory, R. (2013). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

  • Article: Brown, D. C. (1994). Subgroup norming: Legitimate testing practice or reverse discrimination? American Psychologist, 49(11), 927–928.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database.
  • Article: Flores, L. Y., Spanierman, L. B., & Obasi, E. M. (2003). Ethical and professional issues in career assessment with diverse racial and ethnic groups. Journal of Career Assessment, 11(1), 76–95.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Sage Premier 2010 database