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Psychology 810

PSYC 810: Rural Consultation and Program Evaluation

Prerequisites: Admission into Psy.D. program or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3)

This course will include a didactic and an experiential aspect. Students will learn about various approaches to consultation with community agencies and individuals as well as how to conduct program evaluations, especially in rural areas. Developing a consultation/evaluation project is a required part of the course.

 

Detailed Description of Course

This course may include the following topics:

I.  Definition of consultation and differentiation from supervision and from program evaluation.

II. Definition of program evaluation and differentiation from consultation

III.  Description of the ethical and legal issues associated with consultation and with program evaluation especially in rural areas

IV.  Identification of the importance and impact of cultural issues in consultation and in program evaluation especially rural considerations.

V. Description of major approaches to providing consultation and to providing program evaluation and their application in rural areas.

VI. How to know one’s limits of competence in conducting consultations and in conducting program evaluation

VII. How to write appropriate consultation or program evaluation reports.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course will include a didactic and an experiential aspect. Students will learn about various approaches to consultation with community agencies and individuals as well as how to conduct program evaluations especially in rural areas. A consultation/evaluation project is a required part of the course. Students will read a book and articles about how to conduct consultations and program evaluations, will practice outreaching to the community in class, will find an organization with which to partner for an applied project, and will plan a consultation or evaluation project.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

1. Define consultation and differentiate it from supervision and from program evaluation.

2. Define program evaluation and differentiate it from supervision and from program evaluation.

3. Describe the ethical and legal issues associated with consultation and with program evaluation; especially in rural areas.

4. Identify the importance and impact of cultural issues in consultation and in program evaluation; especially rural considerations.

5. Describe major approaches to providing consultation and to providing program evaluation and their application in rural areas.

6. Know one’s limits of competence in conducting consultation and in conducting program evaluation.

7. Write appropriate consultation or program evaluation reports.

 

Assessment Measures

Students will be assessed using several measures which may include grades on written assignments, for participation in group discussion and experiential activities, and performance in applied aspects.

 

Other Course Information

None

 

Reviewed and Approval

December 2007