Practicum in Counseling (CSP 885) is required in all programs prior to the internship, near the completion of the program. Each student must demonstrate effective counseling skills with clients before registering for the internship (CSP 892 or CSP 992). Group, dyadic and triadic supervision of student performance are provided throughout the semester. Faculty conduct and end of term evaluation of student progress using the Evaluation of Therapist Performance, Short Form.
All students are required to successfully complete comprehensive exams during the final semester of their program. The comprehensive exam is based on the learning objectives. Faculty evaluators assess the student using the Community Counseling Comprehensive Exam Evaluation Form.
All students are required to successfully complete an internship experience which involves direct field experience in a specialized professional work setting under the supervision of a qualified professional and the Department internship coordinator. A program faculty member in consultation with the site supervisor assesses competence related to the learning objectives.
The Counselor Education Committee, made up of faculty members, meets on a regular basis (twice/month). An on-going agenda item involves discussion and action related to student concerns and concerns about students. A student who wishes to become a candidate for the Master's Degree will file an Application for Candidacy with the Graduate Dean. Satisfactory completion of departmental requirements must be fulfilled. A judgment is made by the faculty related to the student's progress in meeting program goals using the Global Rating Form. This includes professional dispositions (collaboration, responsibility and reflective capacity), knowledge and skills.
Every counseling student who completes a degree program is offered the opportunity to participate in an evaluation of the program effectiveness related to student learning and professional preparation.
Every three years, employers of UNK School Counseling graduates are offered the opportunity to participate in an evaluation of the program effectiveness related to student preparedness.
Assessment of the Assessment Process
Faculty review and modification of the assessment plan occurs annually.
Previous Plan, Replaced Fall 2007