If you're a therapist who serves or is interested in serving as a practicum/internship site supervisor for
Westminster counseling students, you've come to the right place.
The Mental Health Counseling program requires that site supervisors have knowledge of the program’s
expectations, requirements, and evaluation procedures for students and relevant training in counseling supervision.
Therefore, we require that all site supervisors complete this online training module during their first month as
supervisors for our program. Most supervisors complete the module in 1 hour.
Please complete the following:
- Read the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Best Practices in
Clinical Supervision Guidelines.
- Review counseling ethic codes.
- Review the Supervision Training for Site
- Review the Site Supervisor Evaluation Forms. We will ask you to complete these forms at the end of each
semester. The form is provided here so that you can know, in advance, the elements that you will be evaluating
each student/intern. We will send you an email invitation to complete the form at the appropriate time.
- Email a copy of your resume or vita to Ellen Behrens at email@example.com.
- Last, please complete the Site Supervisor Verification Form by logging on to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Site-Supervisor-Verification. It should take less than 5
minutes to complete. We use this information for our records and our Annual Reports.
The Westminster Mental Health Counseling program provides professional development opportunities to our
site-supervisors. We invite you to attend any of our Kim T. Adamson Lectures in
International Studies and our Diversity and Leadership
If you're interested in expanding your understanding of counseling supervision, check our these articles:
- Backlund, M., & Johnson, V. (2018, August). The Beauty of Client and Supervisee Resistance Resistance. Counseling Today.
Bray, B. (2018, May ). Guiding Lights. Counseling Today.
- Crunk, A.E., & Barden, S.M. (2017). The Common Factors Discrimination Model: An Integrated Approach to Counselor
Supervision. The Professional Counselor, 7, 62-75.
- Timm M. (2015). Creating a Preferred Counselor Identity in Supervision: A New Application of
Bernard’s Discrimination Model. The Clinical Supervisor, 34, 115-125.
If you need assistance or consultation at any time during the course of your work with our student/s, please contact
the placement director, Dr. Janine Wanlass (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are happy to consult with
you about your supervisory work, address your concerns, and offer you support. The contributions that you make in
supervising our students are highly valued by the faculty. Thank you for your support of our program and students.