The goal of this assignment is for you to become familiar with some of the measures that could be used to assess social work practice outcomes. After you have read the assigned readings, identify and critique one measure of an outcome in an area of interest. Select a measure that you would administer to your clients to guide your interventions and treatment planning. Good sources of measures in the NCU Library include EBSCOhost, Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, ProQuest, PsychiatryOnline, and PsycTESTS.
Download the Measure Critique Outline and Sample Measure Critique documents from this week’s resources. Using the Sample Measure Critique as a guide, complete the Measure Critique Outline for the measure you selected.
Be sure to send an email to your professor by Wednesday of this week in which you identify one or more measures you are considering evaluating so that your professor can provide guidance on the best one to use for this assignment. For example, you would not want to evaluate a psychological test like the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), which social workers in most states cannot administer nor interpret. Instead, you should search for a measure of couple and family functioning, although individual screening tests, like the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), may also be acceptable.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages