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201: Building Internal Validity into Your Report

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Internal validity represents the extent to which a report represents the truth of your evaluation. Beyond content, style, and writing appropriate to the audience who will read your report, this session will focus on how to demonstrate how your opinions culminate from the analysis of the primary and secondary evidence in the case and demonstrate internal validity to your analysis.

learning objectives

  1. Articulate the main components of how to demonstrate the internal validity of an evaluation in a report.
  2. Categorize and prioritize primary and secondary data in the inductive (diagnostic) part of an analysis and how it is represented in a report.
  3. Demonstrate how the deductive (prognostic) of an analysis flows to findings, conclusions, opinions, and recommendations.


  • Mary Barros-Bailey, PhD, CRC, CLCP

    Dr. Mary Barros-Bailey possesses 30+ years of experience in private practice. She has led a variety of organizations or (inter)national groups, held academic and research positions, and has presented and authored on different professional topics over her career. Most recently, she was a Fulbright Specialist in Australia helping to develop the country's first credential in rehabilitation counseling (forensics) in coordination with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. She provided input into the educational content and helped develop the assessment framework for the credential, which included guiding a committee through the creation and validation of a report writing framework applicable to the various systems and jurisdictions across the country.

May 3, 2024
Fri 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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