The Assessment in Counseling for Mental Health

  • Liley Afzani Saidi
  • Rayyan Cheong Tiang Ming Abdullah
  • Siti Nurhafizah Saleeza Ramlee
  • Wan Sue Emi Yusnita Wan Yusof
  • Nur Haffiza Rahaman


Assessment is one of the skills that a counselor needs to have when conducting counseling sessions involving clients who are experiencing mental health problems. Accurate assessments can help counselors make assessments when planning appropriate interventions for clients. Consequently, this article delves into the fundamental concept of assessment and explores the connection between it and client counseling. Counselors carry out an assessment process that involves four main phases: test selection, test administration, test interpretation, and communication of findings. All the processes involved in conducting the assessment are still integral to the counseling process. The types of tests that counselors usually use to look at these issues are also talked about: the BDI-II for depression, the STAI for anxiety, the STAXI-2 for anger, the self-harm inventory for self-harm, and the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) for eating disorders. Accurate assessment is essential in conducting counseling sessions for clients with mental health concerns to enable the counselor to develop a suitable intervention plan and assist the client in addressing their specific challenges.


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How to Cite
SAIDI, Liley Afzani et al. The Assessment in Counseling for Mental Health. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 456-464, june 2024. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 july 2024.
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