ERIC Number: ED305563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Training Field Supervisors for Adult Counseling Situations.
Beck, Terrence D.; And Others
Supervising new counselors is a serious and important task; the quality of initial supervisory experiences on the development and competence of a counseling intern or new counseling professional may directly impact that individual's subsequent effectiveness with clients. With the increasing practicum/internship requirements recommended by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the critical nature of the field experience becomes even further magnified. Surveys have indicated that most field supervisors have no formal training in supervision, and most have little contact with the intern's academic supervisor. A continuing challenge to counselor educators is the development of supervision training programs that could provide for the continuing education and development of practicing counselors in the areas necessary to prepare them as supervisors. There are a number of models available for supervision. Unfortunately, most of these are applied in training doctoral-level students; specific training in supervision methods is lacking in most work settings. The support of the agency director or administrator, an orientation to supervision, and an agreement for continued contact are three elements necessary to initiate a better relationship between the university and the field supervisors. (Three sets of recommendations are included which are designed to represent the viewpoints of the university professors, the field supervisors, and the student trainees.) (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Counseling and Development (Boston, MA, March 15-18, 1989).