Evaluation of Interns, Supervisors, and the Training Program
During each supervisory rotation, supervisors and interns are involved in both formal and informal evaluations of each other. In accordance with CAPS view that the supervisory experience should be mutually rewarding, supervisors and interns are encouraged to discuss openly with each other areas needing attention. At the end of each rotation, supervisors and interns complete formal written evaluations of their experiences. The completed evaluation forms are kept by the training director who uses the information in assessing the progress of interns and in assessing needs in the supervisory aspect of the program.
At the end of each rotation (twice per year), the training director corresponds with each intern's home academic institution regarding the intern's progress in the internship program. These letters are based on the supervisor evaluations, training coordinator and other administrator observations and information from the weekly meetings of the supervisors and training director.
Interns also are encouraged to give feedback to the training director regarding the training program. This information is solicited in individual meetings during each rotation, and all during the year in the weekly training director meeting/intern support group. At the end of the internship year, interns are asked to give written evaluations of the training program. Additionally, former interns are surveyed regarding the effectiveness of the internship several months after the completion of the internship. The training director uses this information to modify the internship program.
The training program here diligently manages the records of past and current doctoral interns including selection materials, offer/acceptance letters, performance evaluations, and any complaints that may have been received or remediation plans that may have been issued. We also keep copies of the intern's certificate of completion as well as an electronic record of the clinical service hours that they logged at our agency.
All records are maintained in a confidential/secure manner and performance evaluations are retained permanently. Hard copies of intern records are stored in a locked filing cabinet in the training director’s support staff office. Electronic records are stored on a secure server within a folder that is only accessible by agency director, training director, the one training dedicated support staff member.