Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

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counseling, gatekeeping, impairment, master’s level training programs, evaluation procedures


The authors of this study investigated professional impairment and gatekeeping practices in 112 master’s-level clinician training programs. Results indicated that while programs generally have procedures for monitoring students to ensure skill level and quality clinical performance, the procedures, policies and timing of evaluations vary widely. An overview of existing practices is presented as well as suggestions for future research in the area of gatekeeping.





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