Rotation Evaluations

The rotation supervisor conducts an informal evaluation of the Intern at the mid-point of the rotation and again at the end of the rotation using the Rotation Feedback Forms.  Each rotation has identified skill areas specific to the rotation (see below). These skills are rated using the same 5-point scale as in the formal overall evaluation conducted at the 6-month point and end point. The rotation supervisor reviews the Rotation Feedback Form with the Intern, and both sign off on it. The Rotation Feedback Form is turned in to the Training Director and shared with the primary supervisors. Information on the rotation feedback contributes to the overall mid-year and end of the year Intern evaluations.


Rotation 1:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Requirements

  1. Shows an understanding of the paradigms of DBT, including: a) Acceptance paradigm and strategies; b) Dialectics paradigm and strategies; c) Change paradigm and strategies; d) Can discuss DBT using “House of Hell” metaphor
  2. Can understand and identify the hierarchy of target behaviors and secondary behaviors
  3. Can identify and conduct steps in a chain analysis
  4. Shows an understanding of the four group skills training modules and the core skills within each area, including: a) Mindfulness; b) Interpersonal Effectiveness; c) Distress Tolerance; d) Emotion Regulation
  5. Identifies core skills within each module
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of the diary card and its purpose in the individual therapy session
  7. Effective in teaching DBT skills in a group setting
  8. Uses DBT protocols, including the suicide protocol
  9. Manages group dynamics effectively such that the focus is on skills training
  10. Provides effective consultation to the residential treatment team

Rotation 2: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Requirements

1.      Demonstration of ABA interventions, including: a) Discrete trial training; b) Prompting/reinforcement and proper timing; c) Shaping and chaining procedures

2.      Demonstration of knowledge of ABA assessment, including: a) Preference assessment; b) Functional Behavior Assessment

3.      Demonstration of collateral assessment procedures, including: a) Vineland Adaptive Behavior Assessment interview; b) Verbal Behavior-Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)

4.      Demonstrates knowledge of the Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) Relational Training System assessment and curriculum

5.      Develops and uses data systems in making treatment decisions

6.      Develops comprehensive assessment review summaries

7.      Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the child’s family

8.      Demonstrates the ability to provide parent training

9.      Provides supervision and direction to direct care staff in their implementation of ABA

10.   Provides effective consultation to the autism services treatment team