The Why, Who, What, When, and How of Supervision Many therapists find themselves in the role of supervisor in their career. However, not many supervisors have formal training in supervision. In fact, as a supervisor, we may not even have a clear understanding of the following basic questions: why supervise, who can supervise, who to supervise, when to supervisor, ... Article
Article  |   December 16, 2016
The Why, Who, What, When, and How of Supervision
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  • Janice Wright
    School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Christie Needham
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
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  • Financial: Janice Wright has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Christie Needham has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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Professional Issues & Training / Part 2
Article   |   December 16, 2016
The Why, Who, What, When, and How of Supervision
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 68-72. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.68
History: Received March 29, 2016 , Revised June 28, 2016 , Accepted July 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 68-72. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.68
History: Received March 29, 2016; Revised June 28, 2016; Accepted July 25, 2016

Many therapists find themselves in the role of supervisor in their career. However, not many supervisors have formal training in supervision. In fact, as a supervisor, we may not even have a clear understanding of the following basic questions: why supervise, who can supervise, who to supervise, when to supervisor, why supervise, or how to supervise. This article explores the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor in both in the supervision of the clinical fellow (CF) and the supervision of the student. The answers to these questions become an essential foundation to creating a supportive and effective supervisor to supervisee relationship.

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