The counselor should have a photocopy of the learning plan as well as photocopies of the specific pages from the TAP 21 which are specific to the Knowledge, Skill and Attitudes being addressed in the Learning Plan.
The clinical supervisor should make notations on his/her calendar regarding critical dates for demonstrations of proficiency and remind the counselor to do the same.
The current, original Learning Plan should be filed in the counselor's Supervisory File.
Each interaction with the counselor between supervisory meetings should be an opportunity for the supervisor to mention the learning plan and ask if the counselor needs help or assistance in completing the plan.
Updates should be noted on the learning plan as tasks are completed successfully or need more attention. If a task is not completed successfully or the task does not result in a successful completion of a goal, the supervisor and counselor should re-evaluate that portion of the plan to determine if a different activity will help accomplish the goal.
Successfully completed goals should be acknowledged by some sort of celebration, so that these milestones become significant to the counselors as they complete their work. This will reinforce the effort and help the counselor realize the value of the work.
Successful completion opens the way for the next areas of counselor development and that discussion should ensue so that a current Learning Plan is always in place.