The second final project for this course is the development of a program evaluation. After counselors develop treatment plans and deliver services to clients,
they are ethically obligated to evaluate those services to determine their effectiveness. Counselors should continually monitor their effectiveness as
professionals and take steps to improve when necessary. The final product represents an authentic demonstration of competency because it allows you to
design and develop a program evaluation based on a program evaluation case study. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills to evaluate data and
then make recommendations for a program evaluation. You will practice this assignment in small groups before submitting your final product in Week Nine.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
? Evaluate relevant evidence-based counseling research for informing counseling practices
? Evaluate the use of methodologies in existing counseling research for their implications on client care
? Assess counseling program evaluations for their impact on targeted populations
? Distinguish the use of ethical and cultural considerations within counseling practice
Your program evaluation will include a summary of the current program, along with future recommendations.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed in your paper:
I. Purpose of the Program Evaluation: Describe the purpose of a program evaluation in evidence-based practice. How does it support the profession?
II. Introduction to the Case Study: Considering the provided data set, address the goal of this program evaluation.
III. Review Summary of the Data
A. Identify what kind of data is being used. Is the proposed evaluation qualitative or quantitative in nature?
B. Determine if the design reflects an ethnically and culturally competent evaluation. Is the data representative of the culture of the population
C. Identify the patterns or trends. What does the data tell you?
A. Describe the results of the evaluation.
B. Determine if the program is effective. Why or why not?
C. Identify a future improvement for the clinical program that is being evaluated.
Final Project Drafts
Week Seven Worksheet: Group Program Evaluation
In Week Seven, you will participate in group work and practice responding to the Final Project II prompt. You will work through the prompt with your peers
before attempting to work through it on your own in Week Nine. This milestone will be graded with the Week Seven Worksheet Rubric.
Final Project II Submission: Program Evaluation
In Week Nine, you will submit your final project. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should
reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course and while working with your peers in Week Seven. This submission will be graded with the
Final Project II Rubric.