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EVALUATION OF COUNSELOR BEHAVIORS*

1 = needs improvement;     2 = adequate;    3 = good;    4 = a strength of the student     5 = excels in this area

Student                                                                     Semester _____________________

Faculty Supervisor                                            _____     Individual Supervisor                               __

Relationship/attending skills                                                                      
 1. Listens carefully and communicates an understanding of the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 2. Is genuine and warm with client.   1 2 3 4 5
 3. Is immediate with the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 4. Is respectful of, and validates, the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 5. Is appropriate regarding the cultural context of the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 6. Is appropriate regarding the developmental context of the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 7. Uses interpersonal strengths appropriately, including humor and self-disclosure.   1 2 3 4 5
 8. Is comfortable with a variety of feelings and/or issues shared by the client.   1 2 3 4 5
 9. Provides support to the client when appropriate.   1 2 3 4 5
 10. Challenges the client when appropriate.   1 2 3 4 5
 11. Tracks the main issues presented by the client.   1 2 3 4 5
Assessment skills            
 12. Is able to organize session data into meaningful frameworks.   1 2 3 4 5
 13. Appreciates cultural and/or developmental issues that may affect assessment.   1 2 3 4 5
 14. Is able to recognize normative from problematic behavior during assessment.   1 2 3 4 5
 15. Can assist the client in considering different components and sequences that make up and sustain problems.   1 2 3 4 5
 16. Is able to identify cognitive components of client issues.   1 2 3 4 5
 17. Is able to identify affective components of client issues.   1 2 3 4 5
 18. Is able to identify behavioral components of client issues   1 2 3 4 5
 19. Is able to identify systemic components of client issues.   1 2 3 4 5
 20. Identifies appropriate process goals.   1 2 3 4 5
 21. Can assist client in translating problems into realistic outcome goals.   1 2 3 4 5
 22. Can assess one's own performance in counseling.   1 2 3 4 5
Intervention skills            
 23. Maintains an appropriate pace during sessions.   1 2 3 4 5
 24. Uses questions skillfully.   1 2 3 4 5
 25. Uses nondirective interventions skillfully.   1 2 3 4 5
 26. Can direct the session in a meaningful manner.   1 2 3 4 5
 27. Can deliver appropriate confrontations.   1 2 3 4 5
 28. Can demonstrate an appropriate use of affective interventions.   1 2 3 4 5
 29. Can demonstrate an appropriate use of cognitive interventions.   1 2 3 4 5
 30. Can demonstrate an appropriate use of behavioral interventions.   1 2 3 4 5
 31. Can demonstrate an appropriate use of systemic interventions.   1 2 3 4 5
 32. Is able to work effectively with multiple clients.   1 2 3 4 5
Professional skills            
 33. Is aware of personal issues (counter- transference/parallel processes) that might impact counseling.   1 2 3 4  5
 34. Demonstrates openness to and use of supervision.   1 2 3 4 5
 35. Appreciates own limits without overreacting to them.   1 2 3 4 5
Additional aspects of practicum   1 2 3 4 5
 36. Participation in group supervision.   1 2 3 4 5
 37. Written work.   1 2 3 4 5

Comments relevant to areas of strength:

Comments relevant to areas of weakness:


* Developed by Janine M. Bernard (1998).