This session will focus on enhancing master’s-level professional counselors’ sense of responsibility for serving as site supervisors. The presenters will also identify methods for improving supervision knowledge and skills that will help transform site supervisors to highly qualified site-based counselor educators.
Site Supervisors are critical to the development of future professional counselors. Without the assistance and skills of site supervisors, Counselor Educators could not adequately prepare students for their roles with clients. We are partners in the process, and thus, they are essentially site based counselor educators. Unfortunately, many serve in the supervisory role without appropriate supervision training and without a supervisor identity. This presentation will focus on transforming Master’s Level students and clinicians to well prepared supervisors, with a strong identity as supervisors, and a sense of professional responsibility to serve as site based counselor educators. Techniques for preparing students and practicing counselors for their future roles as site based counselor educators will be shared.
Attendees will learn about the value and critical need to develop well-qualified Site Based Counselor Educators for the benefit of clients and will be able to identify three key reasons.
Attendees will learn about infusing supervision training and principles in the Master’s Level training program and will be able to identify methods for infusion within their own curriculum.
Attendees will learn how to engage practicing master’s level professional counselors in appropriately preparing for their site based counselor educator roles and will be able to identify methods for engagement within their own communities.