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Three examples of when career assessment might be used in clinical practice and explain why career assessment might be useful in these settings. Then explain one way clinicians might integrate other tests within the process of career assessment.

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Three examples of when career assessment might be used in clinical practice and explain why career assessment might be useful in these settings.

Clinical psychologists utilize various tools to help diagnose mental illness and disease. Understood as psychological assessment, these tools also are used to determine competency and guide individuals into a deeper understanding of their vocational and other likes and dislikes.
Based on assessments, psychologists develop and apply effective therapeutic treatment plans and interventions. Research shows that people differ in their abilities, interests for a number of occupations, personality traits, abilities, preferences and competencies (Brown, 2003).
Three examples of career assessment associated with clinical practice include: (a) vocational, (b) personality and (c) competency.

(a) When providing assessment for a specific Vocation

For instance, information gathered during assessment can be used to try to diagnose problems that are affecting an individual's career. A diagnostic approach can help prevent, minimize, specific issues as a person continues career goals (Kristie, 2005). As an example, in the Kristie study, the ...

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