VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Different CES Doctoral Student Experiences Endorsed by CACREP Program Flexibility: Implications for Monitoring Supervisor Effectiveness

Nicole M. Arcuri


The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) affords accredited programs with a great deal of flexibility in how they train their counselor education and supervision (CES) doctoral students. CES doctoral students receive training determined by the program attended and the faculty they have as instructors and supervisors. This article explores the variance in preparation received by CES doctoral students in the attempt to meet all CACREP objectives required for graduation. Additionally, effective educator and supervisor roles are explored. Currently, there is not a streamlined approach for CES faculty to evaluate their effectiveness in preparing their doctoral students. The author proposes the CES Doctoral Intern Supervisor
Efficacy Evaluation Form as a resource for CES faculty when practicing ongoing evaluation and awareness of one’s areas of strength and those in need of growth.
Keywords: counselor, educator, supervisor, identity, training

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