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Spring 2011

An Analysis of Supervision Modalities Utilized in CACREP On-Campus Clinical Training

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Programs: Results of a National Survey

 

Pit Kolodinsky

Northern Arizona University in Yuma
Charles V. Lindsey

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Mark Young

Gonzaga University
Nick Lund

Professor Emeritus

Northern Arizona University
Bennett Edgerly

Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, Northern Arizona University
Michael Zlatev

Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, SUNY Albany

 

Given that the new 2009 CACREP standards are now being rapidly implemented among CACREP-accredited Counselor Education programs, a systematic review of CACREP programs’ supervision practices was considered by the authors to be timely.  As such, a national survey was conducted in order to examine the breadth of supervision modalities methods.  Findings indicated that live supervision appears to be trending upward, and that many professors seek to either expand the quality of live supervision technology they already have, or, among those that do not have that option, they wish to implement it if they can overcome logistical and/or financial obstacles.  

Defining Counseling Professional Identity from a Gendered Perspective:

Role Conflict and Development

Amanda C. Healey and Danica G. Hays

Sam Houston State University

Old Dominion University

 

Professional identity results from a developmental process that facilitates a growing understanding of self in one’s chosen field, enabling one to articulate her or his role to others within and outside of the discipline (Brott & Myers, 1999; Smith & Robinson, 1995).  In order to merge the personal and professional, every arena of one’s life will be reflected upon as the new professional emerges.  This conceptual manuscript highlights how professional identity relates to personal beliefs, life experiences and gender role expectations.  Implications for counselor educators and practitioners will be discussed.

Keywords: counseling, professional identity, gender, success

 

The relationship between psycho-social stage resolutions

and self-reported dynamics in the clinical supervision

of counseling practicum students

Joshua M. Gold

University of South Carolina

As a component of the “personalization” issues of counselors-in-training, the issue of previous life experience is seen to affect clinical training and supervision. This study investigated how counseling students’ differing resolutions of the stages of Erikson’s developmental psycho-social model were related to their perceptions of the dynamics of supervision received during practicum. Eighty-seven practicum counseling students completed the Measures of Psychosocial Development and the Working Alliance Inventory. The analysis revealed statistically significant (p<.01) results in terms of understanding the quality of the supervisory relationship based on students’ stage resolutions. These findings offer implications for clinical training and supervision.

 

Keywords: clinical training, clinical supervision, personalization issues, self-of-the-counselor

 

Social Interest and Differentiation of Self

Patrick Johnson

Portland State University

Adina J. Smith

Montana State University

 

In this study, we assessed the relationship between differentiation of self and social interest, providing a family systems conceptualization of the Adlerian concept. Participants were 813 college student volunteers who completed measures of differentiation and social interest. Results indicate that various dimensions of differentiation have unique effects on social interest. Implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords:social interest, differentiation, Adler, Bowen, family systems theory