A Qualitative Study Describing Positive and Negative Supervisor-Student Clinician Relationships in Speech-Language Pathology The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the factors that constitute positive and negative supervisor/supervisee relationships as perceived by speech-language pathology graduate interns. Experiences were analyzed using qualitative methods via participant interviews. Two overlaying themes, ASHA's Task 1 of Supervision and Anderson's Continuum Model of Supervision, ... Article
Article  |   July 03, 2017
A Qualitative Study Describing Positive and Negative Supervisor-Student Clinician Relationships in Speech-Language Pathology
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jessica Atick Fencel
    Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Jean Suzanne Mead
    Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Florida International University, Miami, FL
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  • Financial: Jessica Atick Fencel has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jean Suzanne Mead has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Jessica Atick Fencel has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jean Suzanne Mead has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Part 1
Article   |   July 03, 2017
A Qualitative Study Describing Positive and Negative Supervisor-Student Clinician Relationships in Speech-Language Pathology
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 17-24. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.17
History: Received March 23, 2017 , Revised May 8, 2017 , Accepted May 12, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 17-24. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG11.17
History: Received March 23, 2017; Revised May 8, 2017; Accepted May 12, 2017

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the factors that constitute positive and negative supervisor/supervisee relationships as perceived by speech-language pathology graduate interns. Experiences were analyzed using qualitative methods via participant interviews. Two overlaying themes, ASHA's Task 1 of Supervision and Anderson's Continuum Model of Supervision, were identified and used as a framework for categorizing the participant responses. Analysis of the data indicated that the factors most likely to result in a positive clinical experience included constructive feedback, respect, positive praise, clear expectations, and structured clinical guidance while factors that most likely attributed to a negative experience were lack of the above-mentioned.

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