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ERIC Number: ED543133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 214
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2674-4002-0
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Development of Master's Level Counseling Supervisors Who Were Trained in the Field
Semivan, Suzanne Gibson
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Akron
This qualitative study explored the experience of eight Master's level supervisors who received their counselor supervision training within the field. The research focused on the lived experiences of becoming a supervisor and strived to understand meaningful and formative influences, as well as the technical and supportive nature of those forces to determine the extent or manner participants grew in their knowledge and skill. The methodology employed was qualitative, from a phenomenological perspective, which employed a pilot study, audits with outside reviews, triangulation and analysis of reported experiences using Moustakas' (1994) inductive analysis for coding and identification of themes. Results revealed two core themes that emerged from participant narratives. The first core theme, evolution, included two subthemes (a) vicarious learning and (b) previous experience. The second core theme, transformation, included two subthemes (a) professional self-efficacy and (b) change. In addition to identifying potential areas for future research, implications for counselor education and supervision preparatory practices were discussed that align with trends within the field as well as regulatory, professional and programmatic mandates. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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