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Review the Qualification levels for the use of Psychological Assessment. Compare these qualifications to the professional activities covered in the license or certification (Licensed Marriage and family Counselor).

Describe the types of assessments that may be qualified to administer with appropriate training and supervision, after obtain license or certification in Conneticut. what does appropriate training and supervision entail for Level A, B, and C tests?

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(1) Review the Qualification levels for the use of Psychological Assessment. Compare these qualifications to the professional activities covered in the license or certification (License Mental Health Counselor). Keeping in mind that these rules vary from state to state.

A task force on test users' qualifications was established by the (American Psychological Association (APA, 1966) to set forth guidelines to inform test users and the public of the qualifications and competency of test users (Task force on test users, n. d. p. l966). The Task force established a three level system that included:

(a) Level A (e.g. vocational proficiency tests) appropriate for administering by non-psychologists).
(b) Level B: (general intelligence tests) qualification for administering must have some technical knowledge of test construction and use, and of supporting psychologists and education subjects such as statistics , individual differences psychology of adjustment, persona psychology and guidance (APA, 1950). (Test User qualification, p. 13). Includes school and government agencies
(c) Level C: (Individually- administered tests of intelligence, personality tests and projective methods) test use is restricted to persons with a Master's degree in Psychology, one of supervised experience under a licensed psychologist [APA, 1950]. (pp. 12-13).

In addition, the American Education Research Association (AERA, 1999) provides guidelines for test user qualifications that include: knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and where appropriate credentials important for optimal use of test (Test User qualifications, (p8). For example, Standard ...

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This solution reviews the qualificiton levels for psychological assessment.

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