Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Counseling & Human Services


Counselor Education and Supervision

Committee Director

Gülşah Kemer

Committee Member

Emily Goodman-Scott

Committee Member

Amber Pope

Committee Member

Ryan Cook


Clinical supervision is critical for training competent counselors who provide ethical and professional services aimed at protecting the welfare of the populations they serve. Despite clearly outlining the roles and responsibilities of supervisors in supervision literature (Borders et al., 2014), scholars have not offered guidelines to inform supervisees with their responsibilities to make the most out of their supervision experiences. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to attend to the gap in the literature by understanding what supervisees perceive as their responsibilities in clinical supervision. Such an effort may inform further studies and provide an empirical basis to establish best practices for supervisees in clinical supervision. This study will be guided by an exploratory sequential mixed-methods design, Concept Mapping (Kane & Trochim, 2007) to explore what supervisees perceive as their responsibilities in clinical supervision. The results will have implications for supervisees, supervisors, and counselor education and supervision programs.


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