Understanding the extent of the impact of a trauma-causing event on a survivor is critical. The use of assessment measures can greatly inform the counseling process as it provides rich information related to the level of emotional response a survivor may be experiencing. As a counselor, you can use the knowledge obtained from these assessments to inform your selection of counseling intervention strategies and approaches.
Selecting the appropriate assessment and assessment method for a client is an important first step in the assessment process, and there are many resources from which to choose. Some assessments focus on children, adolescents, adults (at various stages of adulthood), couples, or families. Some assessments focus on the impact of trauma, while others address adaptation to trauma. There are also assessments for primary survivors as well as secondary survivors. It would benefit you as a counselor to have a “toolbox” of resources and an understanding of a variety of assessments from which to draw when providing services to survivors.
The “official estimates” of students who have been affected by trauma vary but the consensus is that most school-aged children, at some point in their academic career, will experience a traumatic event. This even can be global, such as a school shooting; school specific, such as the death of a beloved teacher, principal, or peer; or individual events, such as domestic violence, abuse, and accidents.
For this Assignment, read the case study “Jessie” located in this week’s resources. Consider what method or assessment tool you would use to assess the impact of such an effect. Also, consider how the tool aligns with a school counselor’s role specifically.
Select a method or particular instrument you would use to assess the client in the case study.
Briefly describe why you chose that method or instrument, and explain how you would integrate the use of this assessment into your personal counseling style.
Conceptualize this client’s case based on the crisis assessment. Include any ethical strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and evaluation instruments and techniques in counseling.
probabilities will be over-weighted when calculating rare vents such as terrorism (Wolfers and Zitzeweitz, 2006)6. Yet, cyber-terrorism is becoming much more frequent so this argument may reverse soon and studies show this has little influence on the reliability of these instruments anyway (Wolfers and Zitzewitz, 2005)14. Similarly to how many of the public think it is unethical that bankers place large bets on financial markets, it has also been shown they view prediction markets as a novel idea (Hanson and Oprea, 2007)7. They may think it is a waste of taxpayer’s money (Yeh, 2006)4 to create similar models. Increased education for the public on how markets work will make the potential process less obscure. One view of prediction markets for terrorism is that they are putting values on people’s lives and a profit can be made, even by the attackers, which is immoral. Understanding of how to control the use and misuse should also reduce opposition to prediction markets. If a profit is made but results in detection of the threat (Wolfers and Zitzewitz, 2004)1 and lives being saved this will be worthwhile. It should also be questioned whether it differs from the wide spread use of life insurance. In fact, the UK has a market for insurance against cyber-terrorism which is effectively pricing the likelihood, very similar to a prediction market. The possibility and scale of potential cyber-attacks is a relatively new and obscure concept compared to the visible consequences of a physical terrorist attack. An awareness of the benefits of an extra resource for security in this new area could reduce opposition to prediction markets. Perhaps trialling these markets with a different name to see the participation and success rates could be a good start for introducing prediction markets but this is ethically dubious. In conclusion, I support the use of prediction markets as another security measure. There needs to be a lot more persuasion of the value of results as they are relatively new tool generally. Then they may be accepted in the security industry and senior officers will aid their effectiveness (Yeh, 2006)4. With gaps in our abilities as humans to process data (Tabarrok, 2002)2, prediction markets supplement solutions such as surveys and consultants. They could be extremely useful in aggregating and updating information over the long term (Yeh, 2006)4 where this work is cumbersome and time consuming. This will allow expert judgement to be put to better use on deeper analysis.>GET ANSWER