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Counseling: Tests & Measurements

Tests, Assessments, and Surveys

Measures for Clinical Practice and Research v.1

Measures for Clinical Practice and Research v.2

If your project or assignment requires that you find a simple assessment instrument, survey, or evaluation tool, Measures for Clinical Practice and Research are a great resource. The assessment appears in full in these volumes.     

  • COPYRIGHT NOTE: If test says "May be copied from this volume" you are allowed to copy and use without getting permission of the author (you should still cite your source). If you do not see this phrase, you will be provided with contact information for the author so that you can request and obtain permission before using.

The library does not own an e-book edition of this title. We only own the print edition and you can access it in the library's reference collection at Ref   BF176 .C66 2013.

If you are an online student, click on the book image above to view the table of contents (via Amazon Preview). Request those pages by filling out this interlibrary loan form and we will email it to you for the purposes of doing your assignment or project.

Locate surveys you can use


Find reviews of testing instruments

Search by both the test name and the test acronym in the resources listed here to find reviews of the instrument you're considering


DSM-5 Assessments

From the APA DSM-5 website:

"For further clinical evaluation and research, the APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” in Section III of DSM-5. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress, thus serving to advance the use of initial symptomatic status and patient reported outcome (PRO) information, as well as the use of “anchored” severity assessment instruments. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are included. Clinicians and researchers may provide APA with feedback on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care.

These measures should be used to enhance clinical decision-making and not as the sole basis for making a clinical diagnosis. Further information on these measures can be found in DSM-5. The measures can be broadly classified into four types"

Tools for Creating a Survey

QUALTRICS is accessible with NNU branding and logos by surfing to

  • By using the NNU Qualtrics link you will have all the perks and benefits of our paid account with Qualtrics, such as downloading your data to SPSS. Also, their tutorials and how-to's are some of the best we've seen, and you can call their support phone number to speak to a human about your survey questions! They are knowledgeable, efficient and courteous. 

GOOGLE FORMS is available to all NNU affiliates as part of your Gmail account.

  • Go to your Google Gmail account, select DRIVE, select NEW, then MORE and Google Forms. This link to the Google Help Center will explain how to do it.  Surveys can easily be emailed, responses collected go immediately into a spreadsheet for analysis.