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Career Assessments

In order to have your clients tested at the Testing Center, you must be a clinician at the University Counseling Center, a Career Counselor at University Career Services, or on the Testing Center's Approved Counselors List.

Available Career Assessments

 

The Myers-Brigg Type Inventory (MBTI) is a well validated test designed to measure aspects of personality that Carl Jung identified as important. The MBTI measures four personality contiuums. 

  • Preference for an inward (Introversion) or outward focus of the world (Extraversion) I--T
  • Focus on the basic meaning of information (Sensing) or on adding meaning and interpretation (Intuition) S--N
  • Using logic to make decisions (Thinking) or considering people and circumstances (Feeling) T--F
  • Preference for being decided (Judging) or for staying open to new information and options (Perceiving) J--P

The 16 different combinations of personality possible have a broad impact on people‚Äôs lives, careers, and relationships. Organizations, psychotherapists, career counselors, and academic advisers have all used the MBTI to enhance people's knowledge of themselves and to facilitate people's strengths in group contexts.

We offer two different Interpretive Reports:

MBTI Step I (Form M)

Form M is a 6 page interpretive report that includes a chart of where the individual falls on the four scales, a narrative description of the personality type, a description of the typical mental processes associated with that personality type, and a graph that shows the clarity of the individual's preferences. 

MBTI Step II (Form Q)

Form Q is a 17 page interpretive report that also includes a chart of where the individual falls on the four scales, a narrative description of the personality type, a description of the typical mental processes associated with that personality type, and a graph that shows the clarity of the individual's preferences. 

In addition, Form Q includes also includes different facets of the personality type including ways of connecting with others, communication of thoughts and feelings, breadth and depth of relationships, ways of learning and socializing, and kind of life energy.  It expands the mental process section to include information around attention, use of information and ideas, kinds of trusted knowledge, and approach to traditions. The report includes information on how someone with the specified personality type might ideally vs. actually make decisions, ways of handling differences, communicating about disagreements, and how decisions get carried out. The report also includes general organizational style, approach to planning, ways to manage time pressure, use of schedules, and approach to completing large tasks. 

The report then takes all that information and applies it to communication, decision making, and managing change and conflict. Finally, the report offers ways to integrate all the information into a greater awareness of self in multiple contexts.

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a well validated tool to help an individual make decisions about their career and education. The SII measures interests to develop a General Occupational Theme which includes codes from John Holland's 6 career personality themes. 

  • Realistic
  • Artistic
  • Investigative
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

Typically your top 2-3 themes are used to compare a person to others who have similar themes and who find satisfaction in their career and educational contexts. In addition, themes can be used to search the US Department of Labor Occupational Information site O*NET

We offer three different interpretive reports depending on the developmental needs of the tester:

SII Interpretive Report

The SII Interpretive Report is a 19 page report that includes a description of the six themes, the tester's theme code, top interest areas, top ten occupations and it also includes their corresponding scales, personal preference scales such as work style, learning environment, leadership style, risk taking, and team orientation. The report provides a profile summary and action steps to work towards a clearer understanding of the test results. 

SII College Interpretive Report

The SII College Interpretive Report is a 23 page report that includes all of the same information that the SII Interpretive report includes and it also includes a special section on matching occupational themes to college majors. In addition it offers action steps directed at choosing a college major.

SII High School Interpretive Report

The SII High School Interpretive Report is a 21 page report that includes all of the same information as the SII Interpretive Report. However, the action steps are more developmentally appropriate for younger adolescents.

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is a well validated measure used to assess an individual's behavior in a conflict situation. It measures behavior along the two dimensions of assertiveness (attemts to satisfy own concern) and cooperativeness (attempst to satisfy others' concerns). Different blends of these two dimensions result in five different conflict-handeling modes. 

  1. Competing
  2. Collaborating
  3. Compromising
  4. Avoiding
  5. Accommodating

The 11 page interpretive report offers descriptions of each of these conflict-handeling modes, the individual's specific repetoire, and a narrative description of the individuals different styles. 

 

Referring a Client

To refer a client for career testing, an approved counselor simply needs to provide the Testing Center with a completed Career Assessment Request Form for each client you wish to have tested. This form may be submitted as an email attachment, faxed, or dictated over the phone if necessary. All of our career assessments can be completed by the client online from a location of their choosing. Instructions for test completion can be given either to the counselor to pass on to the client, or the client themselves when they call to pay for the assessment. Assessments can be retrieved from the Testing Center upon request of the counselor.

Approved Counselors List

Outside counselors desiring to have their names added to the "Approved Counselor's List" simply need to apply by a copy of their professional license, along with their contact information:

Last Updated: 3/16/17