The American Counseling Association defines the profession of counseling as: a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. At the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University, we are committed to facilitating both the professional development and personal growth of our students, to ensure that our counselors are trained to be effective in their future work.
Following are core criteria for effective counseling, used in teaching and supervision of counselors in the Villanova Program
Villanova’s faculty members have developed a professional performance review process for students in the Counseling program, whereby students are regularly assessed according to specific attributes, characteristics, and behaviors that researchers and scholars have identified as necessary for effective counseling.
Please review the Professional Performance Review document below.