Give a description of a significant ethical, legal, and sociocultural issue of each that is related to test and measurements in clinical counseling and explain why they are significant.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:23 am ad1c9bdddf
1. Give a description of a significant ethical, legal and sociocultural issue of each that is related to test and measurements in Counseling clinical and explain why they are significant.
Ethical issues are often written up by associations, some of which include: the practitioners must have the "necessary competencies, spanning the entire process of testing; a sound knowledge of psychometrics and testing; and an understanding of the broader social, cultural, political, and legal context in which testing is used and the manner in which such factors might affect test results, their interpretation, and the use to which they are put". This is significant because it prevents legal implications for the practitioner who is required by law to have the essential credentials. It is also ethical as this is part of a psychological association requirement, to be qualified to provide treatment that at least does not harm to the client. Other ethical issues are confidentiality and signed consent, especially if the testing is for research. So, regardless if the testing is part of a research project or psychological services, a practitioner or researcher must obtain informed consent that is essential to ethical testing ...
This solution describes a significant ethical, legal, and sociocultural issue related to test and measurements in clinical counseling and explains why they are significant. References are provided.