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ERIC Number: ED457483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 8
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Addiction Counselor Evaluation Scales: TAP 21 Applied.
Scheidt, Douglas
This paper presents the results of a development and psychometric evaluation of the Addiction Counselor Evaluation Scale (ACES), an instrument designed for the evaluation and supervision of entry level Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) counselors based on the Technical Assistance Publication Series (TAP) 21. The domains of the competence of an AODA counselor were delineated by TAP 21, which lists 124 competencies in 4 transdisciplinary foundations and 13 practice dimensions and subdimensions. The use of ACES in training, supervision, and evaluation suggested that there would be a value in using it as both a self evaluation tool and as a supervisor-completed evaluation tool. To evaluate the psychometric properties of the instrument student data and intern and supervisor data were collected. Results indicated strong test-retest and internal reliability for student and intern self evaluations and for supervisor-completed evaluations. Student self evaluations demonstrated construct validity in the form of convergent and discriminate validity. Construct validity for intern self evaluations and supervisor-completed evaluations was also consistent. These results support the use of self ratings and supervisor ratings to evaluate the intern or the training program. In addition, the use of the ACES to structure feedback and discussion of intern performance may enhance the training experience and subsequent competence of AODA counselors. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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