Applying Assessment Results to Clients During the Counseling Process

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Applying assessment results to client is essential is assisting individuals who may be coping with stressful situations. The objective of the skilled professional is to recognize the symptoms of stress and being able to interpret the results of the COPE Assessment Tool as a means of determining the proper methods of treatment during therapeutic work.
Upon reviewing the results of completing my personal results, I found that some of the personal responses that were selected from the COPE Inventory were truly related to the situations that have been an ongoing challenge. Some of the data selected was either based on emotional responses or those problem situations which were related to stressful situations that have remained consistent.
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“To understand the most commonly used personality instruments in counseling, it is probably valuable to have some foundational information regarding the standard methods used in constructing personality inventories” (Whiston, 2009). In applying the results to the client, as a clinical therapist he would provide a detailed breakdown of the various categories so that there is no confusion but yet provide a clear understanding of what each part of the assessment results represent. Since the (CRI) is broken down into five categories, it can assist the client in handling stress and help individuals develop coping mechanisms that will provide positive relief.
Before administering the assessment to the client, it would be beneficial to identify the assessment tool, its purpose and what each category represents. It is most beneficial to break down each category as it relates to cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual and physical as a means of identifying what each area of the assessment represents. It is also important to inform the client on how the results will be measured and utilized to determine how such measurements can be applied into a treatment plan.
After the assessment is completed, the COPE would be discussed with the client in detail by providing information to help the client gain a better understanding of the areas which comprise the (CRI)


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