Improving Evaluation in Counselor Training and Credentialing through Standardized Simulations

  • Norman L. Berven


Professional competence may be conceptualized in terms of three broad domains (Klemp, 1979; Loganbill, Hardy, and Delworth, 1982). The knowledge domain is comprised of “what one knows,” whereas the skill domain is comprised of “what one can do.” Finally, the affective domain is comprised of a variety of personal characteristics, including attitudes, values, beliefs, self-schema, and motives that influence professional behavior (Klemp, 1979; Scofield, Terzella, Berven, and Thomas, 1983). The three domains interact in complex ways, along with situational variables, to determine the actual performance of professionals in clinical situations.


Improve Evaluation Professional Competence Counseling Psychology Counseling Skill Counselor Education 
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  • Norman L. Berven
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilition Psychology and Special EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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