Scoring and Interpretation of Assessments

Reporting When counselors report assessment re- sults, they consider the client’s personal and cultural background, the level of the client’s understanding of the results, and the impact of the results on the client. In reporting assessment results, counselors indicate reservations that exist regarding validity or reliability due to circumstances of the assessment or inappropriateness of the norms for the person tested.

Instruments With Insufficient Empirical Data

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Counselors exercise caution when interpreting the results of instruments not having sufficient empirical data to support respondent results. The specific purposes for the use of such instruments are stated explicitly to the examinee. Counselors qualify any conclusions, di- agnoses, or recommendations made that are based on assessments or instruments with questionable validity or reliability.