EVALUATION OF COUNSELOR BEHAVIORS*

Student:
Semester:
Faculty Supervisor:
Individual Supervisor:

 

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

Relationship/attending skills
Skills 1 2 3 4 5
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
Skills 1 2 3 4 5
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

 

Relationship/attending skills
Skills 1 2 3 4 5
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
Skills 1 2 3 4 5
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 Skills
Skills 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).