GRADUATE STUDIES IN COUNSELING
Evaluation of Practicum Students by Faculty Supervisor
During Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 semesters, nineteen students worked to improve their individual and small group counseling skills during their supervised Practicum experience. In accordance with the 2009 CACREP Standards, students must complete supervised practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a minimum 10-week academic term.
Practicum students work directly with real clients in actual counseling settings in order to improve their skills in applying counseling theories, techniques, developing professional helping relationship, working with individuals and small counseling groups, and consulting with parents, teachers, and professional colleagues.
Average ratings range from 4.0 to 5.0 on a 5-point Likert scale, 1=Unsatisfactory to 5=Excellent.
The highest ranked items include the ability to apply empathy, respect, warmth, genuineness, and other basic helping relationship skills.
The lowest ranked items included the ability to work through critical incidents with clients. However, this received an average score of 4.4 to 5.0, depending upon the semester.
IMPLICATIONS: The Practicum experience in Graduate Studies in Counseling provides opportunities for students to practice their counseling skills in a real setting and to gain confidence in building helping relationships with actual clients.
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