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The focus of this week’s assignment is on the benefits and process of couple assessment.

Assignment Alert: As part of the 10th activity in this course you will be asked to establish a connection with your local MFT chapter or the State chapter of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. To complete the assignment you will need to plan to visit at least one meeting of the chosen chapter and write a reflection paper. Alternatively, you will be asked to contact at least three mental health professionals in your field. At least two of these mental health professionals have to hold LMFT credentials. Please review the assignment in advance to be ready to address it during the 10th week of the course”.

Be sure to carefully review this week’s resources. You will be expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

Books and Resources for this Week:

Books
ReferenceInstruction
Williams, L., Edwards, T. M., Patterson, J., & Chamow, L. (2011) Essential assessment skills for couple and family therapist

Read Chapter 11

Sperry, L. (2012) Family assessment: Contemporary and cutting-edge strategies

Read Chapter 6

Articles
ReferenceInstruction
Lebow, J. (2002).From Research to Practice; Learning to Love Assessment: Today’s research tools can help you be a better therapist.
http://search.proquest.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/docview/233310944?accountid=28180

Read Article

Document/OtherReferenceInstruction

Clinical Assessment Report
Clinical_Assessment_Report.doc.doc

Review Document

Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS)
Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale- KMSS.pdf.pdf

Review Scale

Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test (MAT)
Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test- MAT.pdf.pdf

Review Scale

Revised Dydadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS)
Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale- RDAS.pdf.pdf

Review Scale

Weiss-Cerreto Marital Status Inventory (MSI)
Weiss-Cerreto Marital Status Inventory-MSI.pdf.pdf

Review Scale

5103-Consent Form_CoupleASS_W3.docx

5/28/2014

Activity Description

For this assignment, you will need to use the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS), the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS), the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test (MAT), and the Weiss-Cerreto Marital Status Inventory (MSI). Each of these measures is available in the Books and Resources section of the course and for this week. To complete the assignment, you will need to find a married couple that is willing to complete each of the assessments. You may invite one couple to complete all four assessments, or you can invite different couples to complete each assessment or any other combination. You need to have BOTH partners complete the instruments. Before starting the assessment part of this the assignment you are required to complete the Consent form with the chosen participants (the form can be found in the Resource section for this week assignment). After completing the Consent form, please upload the document along with the results of the assessment.

The assignment should be completed on a consenting couple. You cannot complete the assignment on your own couple. If you are having trouble locating a volunteer, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. Examine the following scales, test and inventory to complete the couples assessments:

  • Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS)
  • Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS)
  • Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test (MAT)
  • Weiss-Cerreto Marital Status Inventory (MSI)

Once you have completed each of the assessments, use the scoring instructions to score the responses. Then, for each measure, write a Clinical Assessment Report (CAR) using the template in the Books and Resources section of the course and for this week. Although you will have each partner or spouse complete the assessment you will combined their scores, results, observations, etc. onto one CAR. You should end up with 8 completed assessments (4 completed by each member of the couple= 8 assessments) and 4 CARs (one for each of the four assessments that indicates the scores for both partners). Copy and paste the 4 completed CARs into one document and then write a brief synopsis of your experience of using each of the measures and compare and contrast the usefulness of each with the others. Based on the article provided in this assignment, briefly discuss the use and importance of couple assessment.

This assignment will be graded using the following criteria (remember there should be one CAR for EACH set of assessments):

Clinical Assessment Report for the RDAS

1.5 points

Clinical Assessment Report for the KM

1.5 points

Clinical Assessment Report for the MAT

1.5 points

Clinical Assessment Report for the MSI

1.5 points

Comparison of the Measures

2.0 points

Importance of Couples Assessment

2.0 points

Total Points Possible

10.0 points

Submit one document, which contains all 4 of your CARs and your essay comparing the measures and discussing the importance of couple assessment. The background information provided in each CAR is identical for each completed form. You do not need to turn in the actual assessments.

Your essay should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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Learning Outcomes

1.0 Distinguish the nature and uses of psychological tests, addressing the unique features of the systems-based assessment.

3.0 Critique the usefulness of specific individual, couple, and family assessments.

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