ERIC Number: ED346358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
ACES Attitudes: Supervision Competencies and a National Certification Program.
A survey was conducted to identify requisite supervisor knowledge and skills and to determine what procedures should be used in establishing a national "approved supervisor" certification program. Subjects surveyed were members of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); all members were invited to participate and some 724 responded, a return rate of approximately 25 percent. Based on results of confidence tests using a 10 percent random sample, respondents provided a clear picture of requisite knowledge and skills. Some 26 items emerged from 6 knowledge and skill clusters of similar items. The clusters included personal traits and qualities; facilitating skills; conceptual skills and knowledge; technical and direct intervention skills; program management and supervision skills; and knowledge of program management and supervision. The results failed to indicate a preference between a seminar course and a laboratory course as the proper setting for acquiring knowledge and competency. There was strong agreement that the requisite knowledge and skills should be clearly in evidence before an individual is allowed to supervise others, that those in training should regularly be evaluated using these factors as criteria, that they should regularly receive feedback about their performance in these areas, and that those with serious deficiencies should be required to obtain additional training or remedial work. The report includes a copy of the presentation delivered at the 1987 ACES convention containing a detailed breakdown of the survey results and findings as well as a summary of the study's limitations, conclusions, and recommendations. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for Counseling and Human Development Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (New Orleans, LA, 1987).