Site Supervisor Orientation and Training
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 Supervisors presentation.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Lecture Series.
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 (email@example.com). 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.