Assessing Groups

Jonathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo and Margaret Schwartz Moravec

in The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195394450
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Assessing Groups

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Assessment is critical to understanding the outcomes and processes inherent in group counseling. However, assessment in groups is often ignored or attempted utilizing measures with poor psychometrics. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the various purposes of assessment in group counseling, followed by a summary of different types of assessment that may be used. Strengths and weaknesses of various assessments and research designs will also be discussed, along with implications for best practice.

Keywords: group; assessment; dynamics; counseling; process

Article.  10926 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology ; Research Methods in Psychology

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