This course provides an overview of several assessment tools commonly used to facilitate career decision-making (i.e., tools that assess skills, interests, values, and personal style), including assessment selection, administration, interpretation, and integration of results. In addition, this course will consider the assessment process.

Please note: the focus of this course is on “A” level assessment tools (i.e., tools that do not require graduate level training in statistics and psychometrics). Commonly used “B” level assessment tools (e.g., those that require specialized training or a graduate degree in psychology) will also be introduced. However, it is important to note that completion of this course will not qualify you to administer/interpret “B” level assessment tools. Participants in this course will be expected to purchase a package of assessment tools for use during the course.

Participants will develop or enhance counselling, coaching, and other interpersonal communication skills to a paraprofessional level.
Participants will develop or enhance counselling, coaching, and other interpersonal communication skills to a paraprofessional level.

This course will present traditional and emerging career development theories, models, and strategies. Using these models and strategies, this course develops participants’ abilities to work constructively with clients to build individualized career plans.