Site Supervisor Orientation and Training
Westminster's Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program requires that practicum and internship site supervisors have knowledge of the program's expectations, requirements, and evaluation procedures for students and relevant training in counseling supervision. Therefore, all site supervisors are required to complete an online training module during their first month as supervisors. Most supervisors complete the module in 1 hour. The program also offers additional trainings, resources, and readings.
Orientation and Training Instructions
- Read the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Best Practices in Clinical Supervision Guidelines.
- Review counseling ethic codes:
- Review the Site Supervisor Training presentation.
- Review the end of semester site supervisor evaluation forms so you can know, in advance, the elements that you will be evaluating for each student/intern. You will be asked to complete these forms at the end of each semester via an email invitation.
- Complete the Site Supervisor Verification Form. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. This information is used in program annual reports as well as to maintain the program's CACREP accreditation.
Assistance or Consultation During Student Supervision
If you need assistance or consultation at any time during the course of your work with students, contact Dr. Janine Wanlass, placement director. The program is happy to consult with you about your supervisory work, address your concerns, and offer you support. Your supervision of students is highly valued by faculty. Thank you for your support of Westminster's Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program and students.
Janine Wanlass, Ph.D
The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program offers the following professional development opportunities to site supervisors:
- Current site supervisors can receive 2 free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for watching the recorded Ethical Challenges in Remote Supervision and Consultation Training, completing the accompanying quiz, and emailing Jordan Briggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a CEU certificate.
- Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies (annual endowed lectures)
- Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series
If you're interested in expanding your understanding of counseling supervision, check out the following articles. Some of the listed articles may require user access. If you do not have access, contact Ellen Behrens (email@example.com), and indicate that you would like access.
- Backlund, Michelle, and Veronica Johnson. 2017. “The Beauty of Client and Supervisee Resistance.” Counseling Today (August).
- Crunk, Elizabeth A., and Sejal M. Barden. 2017. "The Common Factors Discrimination Model: An Integrated Approach to Counselor Supervision." The Professional Counselor 7, no. 1 (March): 62–75.
- Kleist, David M. 2021. “The Reflective Model of Triadic Supervision as a Means of Fostering Cultural Humility.” Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 51, no. 3 (April): 219–26.
- Stinchfield, Tracy A., Nicole R. Hill, and David M. Kleist. 2007. “The Reflective Model of Triadic Supervision: Defining an Emerging Modality.” Counselor Education and Supervision 46, no. 3 (December): 172–83.
- Timm, Maria. 2015. "Creating a Preferred Counselor Identity in Supervision: A New Application of Bernard's Discrimination Model." The Clinical Supervisor 34, no. 1 (May): 115–125.