Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology -
Continuing, regular, and accountable monitoring of student progress in the program is essential, both for the integrity of the training program and for the benefit of students as they work to attain competence in the discipline. Ultimately, adequate assessment and evaluation of skills is a critical part of client care and the protection of the public.
Assessment is inclusive of all areas of functioning, including professionalism, clinical, research, supervision, teaching, consultation, leadership, and optional specialization skills. In addition, all students must demonstrate multicultural competencies across domains. In order to address these areas of functioning, programmatic assessment activities will be conducted in several clusters. Specifically, all students will complete an Individualized Assessment Portfolio, participate in annual evaluations (including at least one 360° evaluation), and participate in at least one Observational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
To demonstrate adequate understanding of didactic and foundational materials, students must maintain at least a 3.00 GPA for all coursework taken at UND. Students are also evaluated through their successful completion of a written Professionalism Benchmark and oral defense; Comprehensive exams and oral defense; and Dissertation and oral defense. Details of all of these requirements are provided in the Ph.D. Student Handbook.
Finally, evaluations and certification of satisfactory completion of Internship are required. Records are kept of all evaluative data as part of the confidential student file, which is open for student and authorized personnel review, but may not be released to any other individuals, agencies or organization without the student’s written consent.