"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is an assessment inventory?
An assessment inventory is a test or questionnaire that organizes information from multiple sources relating to a specific topic. They are based on extensive research and data collection against which your client’s answers or scores are measured.
How can an assessment inventory help me as a counsellor?
An assessment inventory can help your client to better understand themselves and how their interests, preferences, aptitudes, values or dispositions might relate to specific occupations. These results can assist you in moving the client forward through a better understanding of themselves.
Assessment tools should be used in a descriptive versus a prescriptive way. In other words, use the results to initiate conversations with the client regarding exploration. The results should not be used to tell a client what occupation they should choose.
Certain assessments are available only to users who have appropriate training and credentials, and who adhere to the principals of proper use, including knowledge of assessments and their applications.
A – Level Material
Many of the assessments, books, guides, and programs listed on the website are available for purchase without restriction. These are "A" level material.
B - Level Material
To be licensed to use "B" level assessments, you must have either, taken and passed a licensed qualification program OR hold a bachelor’s degree and have satisfactorily completed a course in the interpretation of psychological assessments and measurement at an accredited college or university.
C - Level Material
To be licensed to use "B" or "C" level assessments, you must fulfill all qualifications required of "B" level users, plus hold an advanced degree in a profession that provides specialized training in the interpretation of psychological assessments.
What is Qualification?
To purchase and use "B" or "C" level instruments you first must become Qualified. Qualification is granted to those who have received training for the use of the specified instrument, either through an approved qualifying program OR have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree that includes successful completion of a college course in the interpretation of psychological assessment and measurement at an accredited college or university.