ERIC Number: ED170633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Training Activities and Difficulties of Beginning Supervisors: A Survey.
McColley, Steven H.; Baker, Elgan L.
This survey assessed the role and training of the beginning psychotherapy supervisor. Variables are demographic information, supervisory history and experience, role of supervision in the institution or program, attitudes and approaches towards both therapy and supervision, role as supervisor vis-a-vis the trainee, problems encountered in supervision, and preparation for supervision. Questionnaires were mailed to APA approved graduate training programs (111) and internship sites (121) and filled out by junior staff or faculty with less than two years of experience in psychotherapy supervision. While more than half of the respondents indicate some training in supervision prior to employment, nearly a third had no previous supervised experience of training in providing psychotherapy supervision. Upon employment, most respondents seek and receive consultation on supervision from collegues. A large majority of respondents indicated a need for additional training in supervision, both of a formal and of a supervisory nature. These general findings, as well as more specific findings, are presented and discussed. Reported differences and similarities between graduate schools and internships on the survey variables are also examined and discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Research Inst. of Mental Sciences, Houston.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)