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From the Learning Resources handout, identify two assessments in the MMY (Mental Measurements Yearbook) that you think would best provide information for you to consider exploring with this client.

MMY link: https://web-b-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/ehost/search/advanced?vid=0&sid=8a9cac56-6506-4f1d-9347-39617893b0c5%40sessionmgr102

Case Background: Tracey is a 25 year old divorced woman and has been divorced for a year now. Her ex husband was abusive and she now has full custody of her daughter. She has little to no time for herself because she is too busy taking care of her daughter as a single parent. Tracey experiences extreme anxiety since the divorce but never took time to focus on it because she simply only has time to focus on what her child needs. Tracey only has a short time to herself and that is when she puts her daughter to sleep. During this down time, Tracey eats uncontrollably. She has even gained weight due to the unhealthy habit. Tracey even shares that she prefers to stay home and eat versus going out with family or friends.

Search key words of possible diagnoses such as anxiety, eating disorder, depression, etc. into the MMY search box and it will provide many articles of assessments to choose from.

By Day 3 of Week 7

Post your assessment selections and reasons why you selected these assessments. What would be the pros and cons of using each? Which would you select for this client?

References:

The references will be the articles of which you chose for the assessments. There is a “cite” option to the right of page. You will choose the APA citing format.

Also….

 

Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Exercise 3.3: “Practice making a diagnosis.” In The essentials of Testing and Assessment: A practical guide for counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 55). Stamford, CN: Cengage Learning.

Craigen, L. M., Healey, A. C., Walley, C. T., Byrd, R., & Schuster, J. (2010). Assessment and Self-Injury: Implications for Counselors. Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling & Development, 43(1), pp. 3-15. doi:10.1177/0748175610362237
Note: You will access this article through the Walden Library databases.

Carlson, J. F., Geisinger, K. F., & Jonson, J. L. (Eds.). (2017). The twentieth mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Burros Center for Testing.

Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 6: “Statistical Concepts: Making Meaning out of Raw Scores.” In The essentials of Testing and Assessment: A practical guide to counselors, social workers, and psychologists (pp. 110-126). Stamford, CN: Cengage Learning.

Neukrug, E. S., & Fawcett, R. C. (2015). Chapter 7: “Statistical concepts: Creating new scores to interpret test data.” In The essentials of Testing and Assessment: A practical guide to counselors, social workers, and psychologists  (pp. 127-149). Stamford, CN: Cengage Learning.

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