Doctoral Internship

Evaluation of Competencies

Evaluation Philosophy

One of the primary tasks of the training program at Counseling Center is to track the progress of each Intern. The center seeks to facilitate professional and personal growth of each intern, ensure the welfare of clients, and perform the vital gatekeeping role for the psychology profession. Feedback within supervision and seminars is provided on an ongoing basis and is delivered as soon as appropriate in order to give interns time to integrate feedback into their clinical and other professional work. Training staff evaluate the competence of interns in a comprehensive manner, based on program-defined elements (behavioral anchors) for each of the nine profession-wide competencies.


The evaluation process is presented during the orientation period including a detailed review of the intern and supervisor evaluation forms. Formal evaluations are conducted at end of each semester as described below. This is a reciprocal evaluation process, wherein supervisors evaluate interns based on the profession-wide competencies, and interns evaluate supervisors based on supervisor competencies. All written evaluation forms are completed and submitted in written and/or electronic format to the Internship Director.