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Parts of the counseling clinics’ program evaluation

There are various parts of the program evaluation in the counseling clinic. The people employed to work in the program will have to ensure that those individuals selected fully participate. They will also carry out extensive follow-ups. Issues like stress management, health care and housing should be discussed during the actual program evaluation. The first step would be to identify the various categories of evaluation activities. The concerns and constraints will also be taken into consideration. Program evaluation will also be carried out through proper planning and evaluation of the program performance. When assessing the performance the goals and objectives of the program will be identified. The other important part in the program evaluation is the data collection (Stufflebeam & Shinkfield, 2007). For instance, both the old and present data will be taken into consideration. After obtaining relevant data, findings will be taken for review by the stakeholders.

Steps of program evaluation

The first step during program evaluation is the explanation of the evaluation questions. This involved the explanation of the expected audience for the assessment findings, the required information and when. The questions determine the types of evaluation to be selected. Questions like; did the program have its proposed affects? Who was assisted? and what features of the program created the impact?, should be asked. Performance supervision gives data on important aspects on the way a program should be carried out (Grinnell, Gabor & Unrau, 2012). It also provides important information on how particular program objectives are being achieved. Process evaluation provides information on how a program is supposed to be carried out. The second step would be the development a logic model. Logic models would be used to provide a less complicated description of the program. Is can also be used to provide a less complicated explanation on the intended outputs and outcomes respectively.

The program features will include the number of people to be reached, amount of materials to be used, and the recognition of the types and stages of service elements. The output of the program is considered to be the products of the internal activities of the program. For instance, the output can be the number of people counseled, home visits by the counselors or the number of people finishing their job training program (National Research Council & National Research Council, 2006). Consequently, the above program output would be used to come up with the preferred program outcomes. For instance, increase in the number of people being counseled reduces the rate of stress. The third step is the review of the readiness for evaluation. This is important because it helps in identifying whether the program assessment is reasonable, practicable, and likely to provide important data.

What the program evaluator would want to measure

The program evaluator would always want to evaluate the available information against the logic form to ensure that enough information on the major variables is already inclusive or to start gathering more information items if required. They would also want to measure the level of satisfaction of the clients. Evaluators will have to measure the amount of effort and money needed to come up with each measure. Moreover, they would also wand to measure the amount of money to be spent on performance monitoring. Client satisfaction is also some of the things a program evaluator would want to measure.


Grinnell, R. M., Gabor, P., & Unrau, Y. A. (2012). Program evaluation for social workers: Foundations of evidence-based programs. New York: Oxford University Press.

National Research Council (U.S.)., & National Research Council (U.S.). (2006). Evaluation of the Sea Grant Program review process. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press.

Stufflebeam, D. L., & Shinkfield, A. J. (2007). Evaluation theory, models, and applications. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass.