ERIC Number: ED426320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-17
The Necessity of Providing Clinical Supervision for School Counselors.
This literature review begins with a look at the societal changes that have caused the widening of the definition of the school counselor's job. The need for supervision and viable options for supervision are discussed. The functions of the school counselor have broadened greatly to include clinical mental health counseling services to students as well as guidance, curriculum development, and administrative duties. Structural changes are required for the school counselor to function ethically and efficiently in the mental health arena. A system must be developed whereby a counselor is able to develop professionally. Supervision is an essential part of developing into an effective mental health counselor; however, the role of supervision in the development of school counselors has been lacking. This paper examines the switch in the school counselor role from a guidance counselor to that of a mental health counselor. A review of the literature demonstrates that clinical supervision is desired and is needed for the development of efficient school counselors. In addition, different options for providing supervision to school counselors are offered. (EMK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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