Counseling Competencies Scale

Counseling Competencies Scale - CCS 1 Counseling...

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CCS 1 Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS) Contributing Authors (2008) The Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS) assesses counseling students’ skills development and professional competencies. Additionally, the CCS provides counseling students with direct feedback regarding their counseling skills and professional dispositions (dominant qualities), offering the students practical areas for improvement to support their development as effective and ethical professional counselors. Scales Evaluation Guidelines Exceeds Expectations / Demonstrates Competencies (8) = the counseling student demonstrates strong (i.e., exceeding the expectations of a beginning professional counselor) knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the specified counseling skill(s) and professional disposition(s). Meets Expectations / Demonstrates Competencies (6) = the counseling student demonstrates consistent and proficient knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the specified counseling skill(s) and professional disposition(s). A beginning professional counselor should be at this level at the conclusion of his/her practicum and/or internship. Counseling students NOT scoring at level Six (6) or Above will NOT be eligible to progress to their next stage of clinical experience. Near Expectations / Developing towards Competencies (4) = the counseling student demonstrates inconsistent and limited knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the specified counseling skill(s) and professional disposition(s). Students scoring at this level during their final practicum evaluation (be it practicum or internship) have not demonstrated the professional competencies needed to progress to the next level of clinical experience. Remediation may be necessary in these areas. Below Expectations / Insufficient / Unacceptable (2) = the counseling student demonstrates limited or no evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the specified counseling skill(s) and professional disposition(s). Students scoring at this level during their final evaluation (practicum or internship) have not demonstrated the professional competencies needed to progress to the next level of clinical experience. Remediation may be necessary in the areas identified as deficient by the clinical supervisor. CACREP (2009) Standards – Section III: Professional Practice : Professional practice, which includes practicum and internship, provides for the application of theory and the development of counseling skills under supervision. These experiences will provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community. CACREP (2009) Standards – Section III: Professional Practice : Standard F . Students must complete supervised practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a minimum 10-week academic term. Each student’s practicum includes all of the following: 1. At least 40 clock hours of direct service with actual clients that contributes to the development of counseling skills. , 2.
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