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Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation

Please rate the following sections using the rating scale below

N - No Opportunity to observe   

0 - Does not meet criteria for program level                                

1 –Meets criteria minimally or inconsistently for program level       

2 –Meets criteria consistently at this program level

1. The student demonstrates the ability to establish relationships in such a manner that a working alliance can be created.
2. The student demonstrates effective communication skills including:
a. Creating appropriate structure –setting the boundaries of the helping frame and maintaining boundaries throughout the work such as setting parameters for meeting time and place, maintaining the time limits, etc.
b. Understanding content –understanding the primary elements of the client’s story.
c. Understanding context –understanding the uniqueness of the story elements and their underlying meanings.
d. Responding to feelings –identifying affect and addressing those feelings in an therapeutic manner.
e. Congruence –genuineness; external behavior consistent with internal affect.
f. Establishing and communicating empathy –taking the perspective of the individual without over identifying, and communicating this experience to the individual.
g. Non-verbal communication –demonstrates effective used of head, eyes, hands, feet, posture, voice, attire, etc.
h. Immediacy –communicating by staying in the here and now.
i. Timing –responding at the optimal moment.
j. Intentionality –responding with a clear understanding of the therapist’s therapeutic intention.
k. Self-disclosure –skillful and carefully –considered for a specific strategic purpose.
3. The student demonstrates awareness of power differences in therapeutic relationship and manages these differences effectively.
4. The student collaborates with an individual to establish clear therapeutic goals.
5. The student facilitates movement toward the individual’s goals.
6. The student demonstrates the capacity to match appropriate interventions to the presenting problem in a consistent manner.
7. The student creates a safe environment.
8. The student demonstrates analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas.
1. The student conducts self in an ethical manner so as to promote confidence in the counseling profession.
2. The student relates to peers, professors, and others in a manner consistent with stated professional standards.
3. The student demonstrates sensitivity to real and ascribed differences in power between themselves and others, and does not exploit or mislead other people during or after professional relationships.
4. The student demonstrates application of legal requirements relevant to counseling training and practice.
1. The student recognizes the boundaries of her/his particular competencies and the limitations of her/his expertise.
2. The student takes responsibility for compensating for her/his deficiencies.
3. The student takes responsibility for assuring other’s welfare when encountering the boundaries of her/his expertise.
4. The student provides only those services and applies only those techniques for which she/he is qualified by education, training and experience.
5. The student demonstrates basic cognitive, affective, sensory, and motor capacities to respond to others.
1. The student refrains from making statements which are false, misleading or deceptive.
2. The student avoids improper and potentially harmful dual relationships.
3. The student respects the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all people.
4. The student respects the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and choices regarding self determination and autonomy.
5. The student respects cultural, individual, and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status.
1. The student demonstrates appropriate self-control (such as anger control, impulse control) in interpersonal relationships with faculty, peers, and others.
2. The student demonstrates honesty, fairness, and respect for others
3. The student demonstrates an awareness of his/her own belief systems, values, needs and limitations and the effect of these on his/her work.
4. The student demonstrates the ability to receive, integrate and utilize feedback from peers, teachers and Supervisors
5. The student exhibits appropriate levels of self-assurance, confidence, and trust in own ability.
6. The student follows professionally recognized conflict resolution processes, seeking to informally address the issue first with the individual(s) with whom the conflict exists.
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