Evaluation and feedback are viewed as important aspects of the learning process which assist interns in maximizing their strengths, developing new competencies, and mastering the fundamental skills which will permit them to function in the multiple roles of a professional psychologist. At the end of each semester, the interns are given formal feedback about their professional skills and performance. The coordinator of the internship solicits input from other staff members (e.g., supervisors, seminar leaders) who have had professional contacts with the interns. The results of evaluations are communicated to the intern both verbally and in written form by supervisors before they are forwarded to the coordinator of the internship. As a part of this process, group and individual supervisors exchange information and/or perceptions about the progress of interns. The coordinator of the internship writes a letter describing the progress of an intern to his/her academic department twice a year. Interns meet individually with the Internship Coordinator to review and discuss evaluative letters before mailing. The CCSD has specific procedures to ensure that due process is accorded during feedback and evaluation processes.
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