In this assignment, you will present your findings from interviewing a supervisor. Note that you may include lessons learned from this assignment in your Personal Supervision Philosophy Paper, which you will submit in Unit 9.
The most effective way to test theories, principles, and concepts related to a skill such as clinical supervision is to actually apply them in a work environment. This assignment is designed to provide you with access to the role of clinical supervision in a real working environment.
This assignment has two steps: the interview and the analysis. You will submit a 4–6 page analysis that incorporates the information from your interview with the best practices from the literature.
For Step 1 of the assignment, conduct an interview with a counseling supervisor.
Contact a counseling supervisor either in your work setting or at an organization where you might like to work in the future.
Tell the individual that you are a doctoral student in counselor education and supervision taking a course on the theories and principles of clinical supervision.
Ask the individual if he or she would be amenable to discussing his or her experiences as a supervisor with you.
Explain that his or her experience will help you understand how supervision models and theories actually apply in a real work setting.
For this conversation, ask the following questions, as well as some of your own:
For Step 2 of the assignment, research best practices on what makes a good supervisor. How does a supervisor develop those characteristics? In your personal experience, what style of supervision do you think you will employ? Support your positions with at least five reference sources. Use these readings to help you reflect on the information you gathered in your interview.
Address the following in your analysis:
Use Corey, Haynes, Moulton, and Muratori’s Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions text to complete the following: