CURRENT LIST OF GOALS AND SLOS

 

A. Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of professional counseling credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public policy on these issues. (CACREP Professional Counseling Orientation & Ethical Practice 2.F.1.g)

  2. Demonstrates knowledge of ethical standards of professional counseling organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling. (CACREP Professional Counseling Orientation & Ethical Practice 2.F.1.i)

 

B. Diversity Awareness and Sensitivity

  1. Identifies major cultural constructs (e.g., race/ethnicity, social class, sexual/affectional orientation, range of gender identities, religion/spirituality, oppression/privilege, dis/ability, and identity development) and how they intersect with the mental health of clients (or client scenarios). (CACREP Social & Cultural Diversity 2.F.2.c)

  2. Explores and articulates the sources of counselors’ own personal value systems (e.g., race/ethnicity, social class, sexual/affectional orientation, range of gender identities, religion/spirituality, oppression/privilege, dis/ability, and identity development) and acknowledges that these values may create biases that affect counseling. (CACREP Social & Cultural Diversity 2.F.2.c)

  3. Identifies stereotypes, how they derive from the traditional values and norms of various cultural groups, and can result in systemic oppression. (CACREP Social & Cultural Diversity 2.F.2.c)

  4. Identifies ways in which counselors can promote social justice and advocacy on behalf of clients. (CACREP Social & Cultural Diversity 2.F.2.c)

 

C. Clinical Skills (took out legal/ethical and the second group item)

  1. Demonstrates effective counseling skills with individuals (adults & children), couples, families, and/or groups. (CACREP Counseling & Helping Relationships 2.F.5.g)
  2. Evaluates clients’ progress toward treatment goals during practicum experiences. (CACREP Counseling & Helping Relationships 2.F.5.g)
  3. Demonstrates the ability to modify interventions based on clients’ intersectionality. (CACREP Social & Cultural Diversity 2.F.2.c)
  4. Demonstrates writing that is professional, ethical, and respectful with regard to clients. (CACREP Counseling & Helping Relationships 2.F.5.g)
  5. Recognizes counter-transference that may be interfering with the client’s process; minimizes counter-transference through personal work, and understands how counter-transference can be used in therapy. (CACREP Counseling & Helping Relationships 2.F.5.g)
  6. Demonstrates knowledge of the dynamics associated with group process and development. (CACREP Group Counseling & Group Work 2.F.6.b)
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of characteristics and functions of effective group leaders. (CACREP Group Counseling & Group Work 2.F.6.d)

 

D. Conceptualization and Treatment Planning

  1. Utilizes knowledge of major counseling theories in the context of individual (adult and child), couple, family, and/or group counseling, to formulate case conceptualizations. (CACREP Counseling & Helping Relationships 2.F.5.g)
  2. Appropriately applies the diagnostic categories of the DSM-5. (CACREP Clinical Mental Health Specialty 5.C.2.d)
  3. Collects and integrates multiple aspects of the assessment process in order to form appropriate diagnoses and intervention strategies. (CACREP Assessment & Testing 2.F.7.e)
  4. Recognizes how work/school/occupational statuses intersect with other life roles and mental health; formulates treatment plans that include attention to employment, work/school environment, skills development, and/or life-work planning, as necessary. (CACREP Career Development 2.F.4.b)
  5. Utilizes knowledge of how bio/psycho/sociocultural/spiritual factors intersect with and affect human development and functioning across the lifespan; and accordingly makes appropriate adjustments to case conceptualization and treatment plans. (CACREP Clinical Mental Health Specialty 5.C.3.a)
  6. Collects and integrates multiple aspects of the counseling process (e.g., theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practices, clinical information, and client perspectives), in order to create treatment plans. (CACREP Clinical Mental Health Specialty 5.C.3.a)
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of how biological, neurological, and physiological factors affect human development, functioning, and behavior. (CACREP Human Growth and Development 2.F.3.e)

 

E. Research and Professional Writing

  1. Utilizes a formal system of inquiry that integrates the work of researchers and counselors, and applies it in a research project regarding a specific clinical issue relevant to clinical mental health counseling. (CACREP Research & Program Evaluation 2.F.8.a)
  2. Writes a literature review regarding a specific clinical issue relevant to clinical mental health counseling. (CACREP Research & Program Evaluation 2.F.8.a)
  3. Demonstrates writing that is concise and organized, as well as correct in terms of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. (CACREP Research & Program Evaluation 2.F.8.a)
  4. Demonstrates original writing that is correct according to APA style (e.g., structurally and mechanically, including correct citations and references). (CACREP Research & Program Evaluation 2.F.8.a)