American Journal of Evaluation
Within the context of intentional collaboration between doctoral-level program evaluation and counselor educators, this article addresses the need for advanced training in program evaluation for preservice doctoral-level counselor education (CE) students. To determine the current level of evaluation training provided to doctoral students attending a nationally accredited CE program, 81 institutions and their program websites and accompanying materials were analyzed. Approximately 25% of these graduate programs appeared to provide a modest level of training. Over 50% of these units did not fully identify what program evaluation preparation was required or offered to students. Recommendations to enhance the program evaluation component of counselor educator training are offered. To assist program evaluation and counselor educators to restructure training, an instructional planning and implementation tool (Program Evaluation Competency Matrix) is provided.
Original Publication Citation
Sink, C. A., & Lemich, G. (2018). Program evaluation in doctoral-level counselor education preparation: Concerns and recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation, 39(4), 496-510. doi:10.1177/1098214018765693
Sink, Christopher A. and Lemich, Gergory, "Program Evaluation in Doctoral-Level Counselor Education Preparation: Concerns and Recommendations" (2018). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 45.