Career Assessment Paper

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Comprehensive Career Assessment Paper

General Instructions

Create an assessment battery for a hypothetical client seeking career counseling and guidance.

 Include the types of assessments you would use and the rationale for your choice of each assessment.

 Use at least 3 quantitative assessments and 2 qualitative assessments (i.e. clinical interview, card sort etc.)

 Each assessment you select should be thoroughly discussed in terms of the appropriateness of use with your client and should include statistical data to support your decision such as the population on which the assessment was normed, the validity and reliability of using the assessment with your client, and any limitations the assessment would have if used with diverse and special populations.

 Include information on how to use electronic resources such as O*NET and CAGS as well as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles to describe the mental, physical, and vocational preparation for work.

 The body of the paper should be a minimum of 10 pages and should include additional resources and references other than the text book. You may use yourself as the hypothetical client.

The Following are headings to be incorporated in your paper:

 Abstract

 Background

 Assessment used


 Self-Directed Search

 Strong Campbell

 Results of assessment

 Cognitive strengths and weaknesses

 Physical or mental limitation or strengths

 Clinical impression or counselor’s impression (this would be information you would gain during the initial interview with the client)

 Cultural considerations and special needs

 Jobs available in the national labor market. You will need to go to either the Bureau of Labor statistics and/or ONET to get the job requirements, physical and mental demands, the numbers of these jobs in the national economy, and how this will affect your client in the geographical area in which they live.

 If additional skills are needed for the jobs you cite in the previous section, how will the client acquire those skills

 Summary and conclusion.

Submit your paper to the Turnitin link below. The paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word; Times New Roman font; 12 pt. font size; margins 1” on all sides; double-spaced. The assignment should be written on a graduate level and references used should be cited within the discussion and documented in a reference list using APA styling.




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Post your paper, as a single document, to the grade book through An originality score greater than 25% will result in a severe penalty.

Scoring Guidelines

Points available: 200

Component Unacceptable Revisions Required Target

Assessment Battery

for a client seeking career counseling and guidance. Include the types of assessments and rationale for your

choice (CACREP F.4.e, F.4.h, F. 4.i, F.7.i)

Assessment battery does not provide a proper balanced of

quantitative and qualitative data; too few assessments are utilized; rationale one or more assessment is

missing (0 points)

Assessment battery includes at least 3

quantitative assessments and 2

qualitative assessments; rationale

for each is provided but not well supported

(15 points)

Assessment battery includes at least 3

quantitative assessments and 2

qualitative assessments; strong rationale for each is provided and well

supported (30 points)




descriptions include

information on

appropriateness for

client, validity and

reliability data, and

possible limitations

(CACREP F.4.e, F.4.h,

F. 4.i, F.7.i)


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