Title

The Development and Validation of the Comprehensive Counseling Skills Rubric

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The authors provide psychometric support for the comprehensive counseling skills rubric (CCSR). The CCSR is designed to assess trainee’s counseling proficiency, identify how counseling skills are used within phases of a counseling session, and evaluate the counseling relationship. The CCSR content validity was verified with an overall mean item content validity index of .81. There was a strong domain-level internal consistency reliability (.73 to .84). Fleiss’ κ of .70 demonstrated substantial interrater reliability. Thus, the results indicate initial support for using the CCSR as a transtheoretical instrument designed to assess a counseling trainee’s ability to execute the counseling experience.