Enhancing Counseling Gatekeeping with Performance Appraisal Protocols

  • Christine Suniti BhatEmail author


Academic and site supervisors of counselors-in-training perform the important function of serving as gatekeepers to the counseling profession. Their endorsement of a trainee implies that the trainee is capable of carrying out the role of a counselor in an ethical and effective manner, without endangering clients. Limited guidelines and training in the gatekeeping function pose a problem for supervisors. In the quest for improved gatekeeping processes, the counseling profession may achieve greater clarity and fairness by incorporating performance appraisal protocols from the business and management fields.

Key Words

gatekeeping counselor training counselor supervision counselor evaluation counselors-in-training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology, Administration, & CounselingCalifornia State UniversityLong Beach
  2. 2.EDPACCSULBLong Beach

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