Unless the assessment instrument is designed, intended, and validated for self-administration and/or scoring, counselors do not permit unsupervised use.
E.8. Multicultural Issues/ Diversity in Assessment Counselors select and use with cau- tion assessment techniques normed on populations other than that of the client. Counselors recognize the effects of age, color, culture, disability, ethnic group, gender, race, language pref- erence, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status on test administration and interpre- tation, and they place test results in proper perspective with other relevant factors.
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Assessment Services Counselors who provide assessment, scoring, and interpretation services to support the assessment process confirm the validity of such interpretations. They accurately describe the purpose, norms, validity, reliability, and applica- tions of the procedures and any special qualifications applicable to their use. At all times, counselors maintain their ethical responsibility to those being assessed.