Occupational Professional Assessment

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Client Information John, a fifty one year old veteran, has recently sought out career counseling. His goal is to find an occupation outside of the army. John wants to find a job that fits his personality and he will enjoy. John does not want to retire just yet, and wants to be able to provide for his family as long as he is able to. John’s resources are limited. He tried to complete online career assessments such as the I Seek Skill Assessment and the MMAP, however he was unable to interpret results and come to a conclusion. As John’s counselor, I provided him with Holland’s Occupational Theme Assessment. Once completed, John scored the type code of RIS, which stands for realistic, investigative, and social.
Counselors Ethical Responsibility
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The NCDA Code of Ethics standard E.1.a explains the counselor’s responsibility in explaining the assessments purpose as well as the validity and reliability of the measure (NCDA, 2015). Before I administer the assessment, there are two aspects I need to make sure are functional, which are the environment and the technology. The ACA Code of Ethics, standard E.7.b explains how the counselor must provide an appropriate environment for clients when administering assessments (ACA, 2014). I will provide John with a therapeutic environment where he will feel comfortable in completing the assessment. The ACA Code of Ethics standard E.7.c discusses the counselor’s responsibility in making sure the technology is running and functioning properly in order to take the assessment. I have made sure the computer is up and running for John to take the…show more content…
According to the NCDA standard E.2.b the counselor is responsible for proper application, scoring, and interpretation (NCDA, 2015). As I am scoring and interpreting the assessment it is critical I take careful consideration for what the results mean. The ACA Code of Ethics standard E.9.b states, counselors must take caution when interpreting the results of the assessment (ACA, 2014). Once I have interpreted the results of the Holland’s Occupational Theme assessment, I will discuss with John the recommendations I have for his career life. The NCDA standard E.5.a discusses the counselor’s responsibility to take special care when making recommendations (NCDA, 2015). Once John and I discuss his results of RIS type, we can start the job
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