In this chapter we move on from the broad issues of the objectives and potentially oppressive aspects of assessment, to a more detailed consideration of purpose and process. This is not to say that it is solely the domain of the assessing counsellor or that it is a fixed entity; assessment is essentially two-way and ongoing. Assessments are made at intake or pre-assessment screening, at the start of counselling proper, throughout counselling, at the end and in evaluating the work. First, we examine the nature of assessment.
KeywordsSuicidal Thought Borderline Personality Disorder Intake Assessment Holistic Assessment Empathic Listening
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