Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? How can use of the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measures aid counselors in clinical diagnosing?
What are differences between forensic and therapeutic assessment and when is it appropriate to use either? In addition, briefly explain the difference between psychological and personality assessments.
Cohen, R., Swerdlik, M., & Sturman, E. (2013). Psychological testing and Assessment. New York: McGraw-Hill.