This course is an introduction to personality assessment and report writing. The emphasis is on general procedures rather than specific techniques and tests. The course will establish critical thinking about when an assessment is appropriate, what to consider when doing an assessment, and the appropriate reporting of assessment results. Use of the diagnostic manual will be discussed as well as the meaning of normality as it applies to various cultural groups. This course is designed to meet Domain 5 of the National Association of School Psychologists: School psychologists have knowledge of individual differences, abilities, and disabilities and of the potential influence of biological, social, cultural, ethnic, experiential, socioeconomic, gender-related, and linguistic factors in development and learning. School psychologists demonstrate the sensitivity and skills needed to work with individuals of diverse characteristics and to implement strategies selected and/or adapted based on individual characteristics, strengths and needs.