A vital segment of the counseling process is the assessment. The assessment involves specific questions and activities to result in goals and if necessary a diagnosis. This process is important in the formation of a therapeutic alliance to help solve the presenting issues.
The assessment constitutes the first session.
Assessments may include a psychology quiz to gather the information from and for the client.
The mental health assessment is needed In order to achieve goals agreed upon by the client and the therapist.
Simply put the assessment is to understand the clients needs and to assess what avenue of support and tools will be required to help assist the client.
So there are various types of assessments in counseling to help the client to solve their presented problem.