This comprehensive introduction to assessment, created specifically for counseling students, presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The book stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools, and helps them avoid misusing tools in manners that may be harmful to clients. Updated throughout, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING, 5th Edition includes material on the DSM-5 and corresponds to the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as well as to the 2016 CACREP Standards. MindTap®, an online learning experience built on the book's content, is available with the text. MindTap guides students through the course by combining readings, video examples and other multimedia, applied activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path.