2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes MS in Mental Health Counseling

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Apply mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice settings.

1% Non-Performance: Does not summarize mental health counseling theories and research.

11% Basic: Summarizes mental health counseling theories and research but does not apply them to contemporary clinical practice settings.

33% Proficient: Applies mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice settings.

56% Distinguished: Analyzes rationalizations for application of mental health counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice settings, and takes into account variables such as population, private or public sectors, and clinical best practices.

Deliver culturally and ethnicity sensitive counseling and therapy services to clients in practical settings.

1% Non-Performance: Does not describe ways to deliver culturally and ethnicity sensitive counseling and therapy services to clients in practical settings.

6% Basic: Describes ways to deliver culturally and ethnicity sensitive counseling and therapy services to clients in practical settings.

13% Proficient: Delivers culturally and ethnicity sensitive counseling and therapy services to clients in practical settings.

80% Distinguished: Delivers to clients in practical settings culturally and ethnicity sensitive counseling and therapy services that are grounded in codes of ethics from credible associations, and makes explicit how cultural biases interfere with the clinical process.

Think and write critically in the mental health counseling discipline or professional practice.

1% Non-Performance: Does not reflect critical thinking and writing in the mental health counseling discipline or professional practice.

11% Basic: Thinks and writes somewhat critically in the mental health counseling discipline or professional practice, in other words, project lacks key concepts or seminal research to the mental health counseling discipline.

28% Proficient: Thinks and writes critically in the mental health counseling discipline or professional practice.

60% Distinguished: Thinks and writes critically in the mental health counseling discipline or professional practice, and adheres to the standards of care as evidenced by the research, licensure, and certification standards.

Apply the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics to professional behavior and practice.

2% Non-Performance: Does not summarize the ACA Code of Ethics for professional behavior and practice.

6% Basic: Summarizes the ACA Code of Ethics for professional behavior and practice.

19% Proficient: Applies the ACA Code of Ethics to professional behavior and practice.

73% Distinguished: Applies the ACA Code of Ethics to professional behavior and practice, and integrates ethical decision-making and knowledge of standards of care and professional conduct.

Communicate professionally and empathically with others in all professional interactions.

1% Non-Performance: Does not communicate professionally and empathically with others in most professional interactions.

10% Basic: Communicates professionally and empathically with others in most professional interactions.

24% Proficient: Communicates professionally and empathically with others in all professional interactions.

65% Distinguished: Communicates professionally and empathically with others in all professional interactions, demonstrates scholarly writing (APA), utilizes clinical and professional terminology, and ensures project model reflects objectivity and clinical best practices.

Apply theories, practices, and professional standards to the mental health counseling discipline.

0% Non-Performance: Does not summarize theories, practices, and professional standards related to the mental health counseling discipline.

11% Basic: Summarizes theories, practices, and professional standards but does not apply them to the mental health counseling discipline.

32% Proficient: Applies theories, practices, and professional standards to the mental health counseling discipline.

56% Distinguished: Analyzes theories, practices, and professional standards of mental health counseling, considers approaches for serving populations in various settings, and encourages client self-development and sound treatment planning, assessment, and interventions.