Clinical supervision is a high priority at the Counseling Center.  It is a process that enhances growth and increases skills while building a trusting relationship between a supervisor and a supervisee.  Our center takes a developmental approach to supervision, assessing interns for where they’re at in their development and helping them progress towards being competent and professional counselors.  We all tend towards a positive and collaborative model in doing supervision.  Supervision takes the following forms:

Individual Supervision -  You will be assigned to a member of the professional staff for individual supervision with whom you will meet for a scheduled hour each week throughout your two semesters with us.  This time is seen as a priority.  At the beginning of the year, you will meet and discuss what supervision will look like, expectations of supervisor and supervisee, and establish goals.  As well, you’ll review the evaluation process so you will know how that will work with your supervisor.

Group Supervision - Professional staff and interns meet together 2 hours per week (Friday mornings from 9 to 11 for group supervision).  It is the one time a week when all grad students must be in center.  Professional staff and grad students sign up to present cases or issues throughout the semester.  Everyone is included in the great discussions we have, as we give feedback and suggestions to those who are presenting.  Grad students and professional staff alike all seem to find these discussions very helpful in doing their work.

Informal Supervision - We have an open door policy at our center—so if a door is open, you are welcome to seek supervision with any of our professional staff—or with other graduate students in your cohort.  We love to talk cases!

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