OUTCOME 5: Helping Relationships

UAB School of Education General Outcomes for all Counselor Education Programs

OUTCOME C5: The UAB counselor candidate uses appropriate counseling theories and techniques with individuals and groups.

C5.K Knowledge and Understanding: Knows and understands counseling and consultation processes; counselor and consultant characteristics and behaviors that influence helping processes including age, gender, and ethnic differences, verbal and nonverbal behaviors and personal characteristics, orientations, and skills; essential interviewing and counseling skills so that the student is able to develop a therapeutic relationship, establish appropriate counseling goals, design intervention strategies, evaluate client outcome, and successfully terminate the counselor-client relationship; self-awareness so that the counselor-client relationship is therapeutic and the counselor maintains appropriate professional boundaries; appropriate c5 counseling interventions; models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the field so that they can begin to develop a personal model of counseling; a systems perspective that provides an understanding of family and other systems theories and major models of family and related interventions; rational for selecting family and other systems theories as appropriate modalities for family assessment and counseling; integration of technology strategies and applications within counseling and consultation processes; and ethical and legal considerations; and appropriate use of technology.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

Does not demonstrate an understanding of counseling theories and techniques in an one-on-one setting with individuals. This includes a lack of understanding about theories underlying the use of counseling microskills.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

 Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of counseling theories and techniques in an one-on-one setting with individuals. There is some evidence of counseling theories and techniques, but more development is needed to achieve preferred proficient skill level.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of counseling theories and techniques in an one-on-one counseling setting. Individual is functioning at an appropriate level. This includes an understanding about theories underlying the use of counseling microskills, diversity issues, ethical and legal issues, and understands the usefulness of counseling supervision.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

 Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of counseling theories and techniques in an one-on-one counseling setting. Individual is functioning at an appropriate level. This includes an understanding about theories underlying the use of counseling microskills, diversity issues, ethical and legal issues in addition to a solid grasp of counseling interventions and supervision.

OUTCOME C5: The UAB counselor candidate uses appropriate counseling theories and techniques with individuals and groups.

C5.P Performance and Skills: Applies an appropriate understanding of counseling theories and techniques in a one-on-one setting. Uses counseling microskills with intentionality. Uses technology.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

 Unable to demonstrate use of counseling theories and techniques in a one-on-one setting. Does not use counseling microskills with intentionality.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

Able to demonstrate use of counseling theories and techniques in a one-on-one setting. some of the time; is able to demonstrate some counseling skills but, needs more development in this area, uses technology.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

Able to demonstrate the use of counseling theories and techniques in a one-on-one setting. Most of the time; is able to demonstrate sufficient and appropriate counseling skills. Understands issues related to diversity, adheres to the code of ethics appropriately; consults with supervisors appropriately, uses technology.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

Consistently able to demonstrate the use of counseling theories and techniques in a one-on-one setting. Most of the time; is able to demonstrate sufficient and appropriate counseling skills. Understands issues related to diversity, adheres to the code of ethics appropriately; consults with supervisors appropriately, uses technology.