Submitted Fall, 2005
During a graduate student’s fourth semester, she/he is required to complete a clinical competency evaluation, which requires five one-hour sessions during which time the student will evaluate a client’s communication abilities and complete enough trial therapy to write comprehensive goals and objectives. Students must obtain a minimum of 176 points (out of a total of 220) in order to pass the evaluation. Two faculty members evaluate each student.
Thirteen students participated in the Clinical Competency Evaluation. All students passed. The overall ratings ranged from 193 – 224 with the average at 209.6. The assessment allowed for feedback to the student and faculty members as to whether the learning objectives were being met and if there was a need for program changes. Faculty members were in agreement that the competency evaluation measured the designated learning objectives.
Data from this and previous administrations of the Clinical Competency Evaluation indicate that the current program is meeting the department goals and objectives included under this assessment.