Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
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CHD faculty members recognize that graduate student training is a developmental process; that is, faculty members understand that professional counseling competencies develop over time. CHD faculty members want to see all matriculated students acquire the competencies necessary for them to function in their professional roles as school and clinical mental health counselors, succeed in their graduate studies, and complete their master’s degree. At the same time, CHD faculty members have ethical and professional responsibilities to serve as gatekeepers to the profession by identifying problematic student behaviors, and insufficient student competence in academic, clinical and professional knowledge and skills (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005, Section F; CACREP, 2001, Section VI, Standard B). In order to ensure that each student receives timely feedback to improve academic and clinical competencies and correct problematic behaviors, the CHD faculty members have adopted this retention policy. The purpose of the retention policy is to establish a systematic means to evaluate students’ competencies and professional behaviors, and to set up a process to address the development (and/or remediation) of students’ professional skills (academic and clinical), and/or professional behavior. The implementation of this policy is intended to provide students with information related to the overall progress of their professional development. See the CHD Handbook for complete policy, forms, processes and procedures.
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