Describe and discuss the essential elements of a needs assessment in conducting program evaluation. What are the considerations of choosing and implementing needs assessment? Describe how you will apply cultural sensitivity and relevance within your needs assessment. Provide at least two scholarly references in support of your responses.
This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standards:
2.F.8.c. Needs assessments.
2.F.8.d. Development of outcome measures for counseling programs.
2.F.8.e. Evaluation of counseling interventions and programs.
2.F.8.i. Analysis and use of data in counseling.
2.F.8.j. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for conducting, interpreting, and reporting the results of research and/or program evaluation.