Title

Expert Clinical Supervisors’ Descriptions of Easy and Challenging Supervisees

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

DOI

0.7729/91.1151

Publication Title

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pages

1-25

Abstract

Expert supervisors provided descriptions of what made two of their recent supervisees easy or challenging. Content analysis revealed seven categories of experts’ descriptions for those supervisees. Supervision behaviors, clinical competencies, traits and personal background, and self-awareness/self-reflectivity categories were the most frequently reported categories, regardless of the supervisee being easy or challenging. Comparisons of the seven categories did not yield significant differences in their frequencies for the easy and challenging supervisees. Importantly, the experts appeared to rely on objective (observable) rather than subjective assessments of their supervisees, whether easy or challenging. Limitations and implications for future research and practice are discussed.

ORCID

0000-0002-6577-8636 (Kemer)

Original Publication Citation

Kemer, G., & Borders, L. (2017). Expert Clinical Supervisors’ Descriptions of Easy and Challenging Supervisees. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 9(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/91.1151

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