EPCE clinical mental health counseling orientation for p1_3
Orientation for Counselor
Evaluation Process for Phase
1, 2, 3 Courses
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• College of Education Theme
• Counselor Education
o Mission Statement
• MEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• MEd School Counseling
• PhD Counselor Education
Course Phase (P1, P2, P3)
A & E Assessments
College of Education Theme: Leading a
Revolution in American Education
• COE Theme has 2 major components
• Transforming Education Preparation
• Transforming Educational Research
• Transforming Reword System
• Transforming Client/University Partnership
• Producing the measurably best educators
• Collaborating to foster school /agency effectiveness, maximizing
college and career readiness, health and success
• Conducting intervention research that advances a measured impact
Counselor Education Mission Statement
• The Counselor Education Program was founded to
prepare professional counselors who are
knowledgeable in counseling theories and
techniques, who can translate counseling theory
into effective counseling practice, who are
committed to respecting diversity among
people, and who ascribe to the highest of ethical
standards and practice.
• Counselor Education has 3 majors
o MEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 semester hours)
o MEd School Counseling (48 semester hours)
o PhD Counselor Education (91 semester hours minimum)
o An overview to the majors in Counselor Education is available at the
• CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of
Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
o CACREP is a national accreditation agency
o All 3 programs in Counselor Education are accredited by CACREP
• The Counselor Education programs at TTU are the only programs
within a 325 mile radius of Lubbock that are nationally accredited
• CACREP accreditation enhances job opportunities (e.g., VA only hires
graduates from a CACREP program).
• Description of a Trademark Outcome
o A Trademark Outcome (TO) is a skill that distinguishes the graduate from
other graduates in the counseling profession. That is the TO is a signature
product that sets our graduates apart from other graduates in the field.
• Trademark Outcome for Clinical Mental Health
o To create and implement treatment plans and programs to serve the
needs of clients, communities and agencies where students are and will
• Importance of a Trademark Outcome (TO)
o Students are “known by” the trademark outcome for it is an outcome for
which they are distinguished as “best” counselors
o Students have specific knowledge, skills, and practice to implement the
o Students are skilled and ready to implement the TO upon graduation.
Why Have A Trademark
• The trademark outcome (TO) for each graduate
program represents a decisive skill that sets our
graduates apart from others in the counseling
o Performance-ready upon graduation
o In-depth knowledge and practical implementation experience
throughout the program
o You don’t just learn about counseling, you practice and perfect the TO
utilizing faculty guidance
Course Phases: P1, P2, P3
• A Phase 1 (P1) Phase 1 courses are mainly provided in a classroom setting (some
courses are face-to-face, some courses are online and others are hybrid). A major purpose of
these courses is to provide basic information about counseling. Specifically, these courses
provide the basic knowledge and skills for these (P1) as well as future counseling courses
(P2 and P3).
• A Phase 2 (P2) Phase 2 courses are designed to allow the student to implement
counseling knowledge and skills into counseling practice. The counseling practice occurs in
a classroom setting under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Essentially, these
courses provide assimilated practice in a structured setting with direct supervision.
• A Phase 3 (P3) Phase 3 (P3) courses allow the student to integrate information
(e.g., content, theory, role-plays) from the P1 and P2 courses and implement this into actual
counseling practice. These courses focus on actual counseling practice at practicum and
internship sties. Each Phase 3 course requires that a specific number of clock hours be spent
at a practicum or internship site conducting counseling.
• A more complete description of the P1, P2, P3 courses is found in Appendix A.
Appendix A presents a sequence of the courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Apply and Evaluate
(A & E) Assessments
• What are A & E Assessments?
o Each Counselor Education class has an A & E Assessment. Thus A & E
assessments are specific for each course.
• Why are A & E Assessments Important?
o A & E Assessments not only provide specific assessments for a course, but
in addition these assessments help the faculty to assess progress toward
the mastery of the Trademark Outcome (TO). In addition, A & E
Assessments provide opportunities for faculty to determine when students
are ready to move to the next phase (move from P1 to P2 to P3 courses).
In instances when students need additional training/practice, a
remediation plan is implemented. Information about the A & E
assessment for each course is provided in the course syllabus. Often a
rubric(s) is included to document the student’s progress. Information
about the rubric to be implemented in the course and how the rubric will
be scored is described on the course outline.
• Using a 5-point scale (5=high) rubrics will be used to
evaluate student progress on:
o A & E Assignments
o End of Phase Assessments
• The rubric(s) is included with the course syllabus.
Information about the courses in which rubrics will
be implemented is available in Appendix B.
Please feel free to ask questions about the previous information. You may contact
our Business Manager LJ Gould at 806-834-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have
questions about a specific course, it is usually best that if you have a question
about a specific course to refer your question to the professor teaching the course.
The Counselor Education faculty are listed below (alphabetical order).
Loretta J. Bradley- Paul Whitfield Horn Professor
Charles Crews- Associate Professor
Janet Froeschle- Associate Professor
Bret Hendricks- Associate Professor
Aretha Marbley- Professor
Gerald Parr- Professor
LJ Gould 806-834-4224, email@example.com
Rachelle Ritter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather West, email@example.com