Thursday Afternoon Session B: Clinical Supervision Conference

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center

Integrating Nature into Counselor Education and Supervision

Room 210

This presentation will provide a rationale for integrating nature (e.g., forests, vegetation, streams, lakes) into the context of counselor education and supervision. Additionally literature supporting this integration as well as preliminary results from a qualitative study exploring the use of nature in counselor education and supervision will be presented. Audience members will leave with various nature-based activities they will be able to integrate into learning environments to enhance student and supervisee development.

Jason Duffy, Ph.D, M.S., M.A., Suny Oswego

Understanding and Meeting Student Supervisee’s Concerns Utilizing Attachment Styles As An Intervention Method in Internship Groups

Room 211

This workshop is designed to enable group supervisors to understand how an awareness of adult, and therefore supervisee, attachment styles, can enhance a supervisee’s learning experience and enhance awareness of how to address primary supervision concerns. By using attachment styles as an intervention to examine perception of ‘self and others’, supervisors and supevisees can negotiate an effective working alliance to maximize the potential of the group supervision process.

Matthews S. Day, Ph.D., LMHC, Queens College

Using Standardized Simulations to Prepare M.S.W. Students To Be Effective Supervisors

Room 213

This presentation will review the results of a study that explored the use of standardized simulations to teach and assess supervision skills in an MSW supervision course. In the simulations a trained actor took on the role of newly hired social work supervisee, and each MSW student met with the actor/supervisee to provide supervision in a ‘real life’ situation. The presenter will review the key findings from the study, discuss the process of developing and implementing a supervision simulation and provide suggestions on how simulations can be utilized to support the development of effective supervisors in social work and other professions.

Sarah P. Maynard, Ph.D., Hawai’i Pacific University

Better Grounded: A Multiple Case Study of Experiences Piloting a Proposed Model of Supervision in an Evidence-Based Program

Room 214

A multiple case study will be shared, exploring the experiences of EBP supervisors in implementing a new theoretically-grounded, evidence-informed, proposed model of supervision. A description of supervisory session content and model fidelity, along with the key qualitative themes will be presented. Implications of these findings on the EBP, further model evaluation, and practice adoption will be discussed with the target presentation audience: clinical supervisors, and researchers interested in models of clinical supervision and evidence-based programs.

Karen Sewell, M.S.W., R.S.W., University of Toronto and Child Development Institute

Supervisee Experience of Role Discernment in the Context of Triadic Supervision

Room 215

This presentation highlights findings of a qualitative study designed to understand the role discernment experiences of student counselors participating in triadic supervision. Results will be explored with an emphasis on implications for practice. Session attendees will share and examine their current practices in assisting supervisees to understand their new and varied roles.

Marlise Lonn, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Reflective Practice in Clinical Supervision: Expanding Self-Awareness

Room 216

This workshop will focus on the importance of self-reflection in our clinical work with an emphasis on the way in which our own attachment style impacts our clinical work as clinicians and supervisors. A variety of experiential and creative activities including psychodrama, group process, writing exercises and other creative approaches focused on moving supervisees from content to process will be discussed and demonstrated.

John Sherry, Ph.D., University of Northern British Columbia
Annie Kearns, Edm, University of Northern British Columbia


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