Created specifically for counseling students, this text provides you with a comprehensive introduction to assessment and focuses on the importance of using assessment results to monitor and evaluate the efficacy of counseling. Case studies throughout the book help you learn to apply principles to real life. Updated throughout to prepare you for your future work, this 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 you through the course and helps you master concepts by combining readings, video examples and other multimedia, applied activities, and assessments into a singular Learning Path.