VISTAS Effective Counseling Interventions, Tools, and Techniques

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.

InternetLoggingSystem.Com: an Analytical Tool for Student and Program Evaluation

Teddi J. Cunningham and Kerry T. Hinkle


The assessment of student competencies and performance is best conducted through the use of multiple sources as well as multiple methods of gathering data (Waldon, Prus, & Curtis, 2001). One method frequently used by training programs to assess the competencies and performance of students is field experience logs. As a performance appraisal, practicum and internship logs reflect an overt demonstration of skills in an authentic setting. Performance appraisals are used to assess skill development and attainment of knowledge and skills in specific settings and situations. Although practicum and internship logs have historically been used as examples of practice demonstration, traditional pencil-and-paper methods lack the operational precision necessary to be used as process or outcome measures of individual students or programs.

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