The counseling faculty expects that students be involved in a process of academic, professional, and personal growth. The objectives of the program are to insure that each student exhibits skills and competencies in the following areas:
I. Academic Knowledge. This includes successful completion of all academic courses.
II. Practitioner Competencies. Students must demonstrate proficiency in each of the following areas: Pre-practicum, practicum, internship, and group seminars.
III. Personal Characteristics. Students are expected to conform to the legal and ethical standards of their respective professional association (ACA and CAMFT) In addition, students', in their learning and professional activities, are expected to:
|Display good listening skills||Demonstrate an ability to articulate one's feelings|
|Respect divergent point of view||Demonstrate an awareness of cultural, gender, and spiritual issues|
|Express thoughts/knowledge effectively||Demonstrate the ability to receive, give, and integrate feedback|
|Demonstrate realistic expectations or self||Demonstrate appropriate boundaries: sexual, ethical, and professional|
|Show developed sense of self-awareness re: skills and talents||Exhibit ability to take responsibility for one's actions|
|Demonstrate and ability to develop and sustain rapport with both men and women||Interact appropriately with authority|
|Use personal power and authority appropriately||Demonstrate appropriate in-class behavior|
|Work collaboratively with others||Contribute to a positive classroom environment|
|Exhibit dependable behaviors (assignments, group activity, and attendance|
In addition to these personal characteristics, students will also be accountable for any behavior that would require disciplinary action from respective governing boards (BBS, CTC; e.g., substance abuse in a professional capacity). Continuation in the program is based upon positive faculty evaluations in all three of these areas.
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