Building Competencies in Clinical Supervision: Outcomes of Integrating Self-Assessment Resources From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training Purpose This article describes supervisors' experiences with integrating the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (AHCST) resources into a clinical program in a college setting. This article serves to highlight the importance of the AHCST's comprehensive report and to demonstrate how using the self-assessment tool ... Article
Article  |   May 03, 2018
Building Competencies in Clinical Supervision: Outcomes of Integrating Self-Assessment Resources From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jana Waller
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Marie Sanford
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Tina Caswell
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
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  • Financial: Jana Waller has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Marie Sanford has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Tina Caswell has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Jana Waller has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Marie Sanford has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Tina Caswell has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Jana Waller has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Marie Sanford has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Tina Caswell has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   May 03, 2018
Building Competencies in Clinical Supervision: Outcomes of Integrating Self-Assessment Resources From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 4-20. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG11.4
History: Revised January 30, 2018 , Received February 28, 2018 , Accepted March 7, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 4-20. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG11.4
History: Revised January 30, 2018; Received February 28, 2018; Accepted March 7, 2018

Purpose This article describes supervisors' experiences with integrating the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (AHCST) resources into a clinical program in a college setting. This article serves to highlight the importance of the AHCST's comprehensive report and to demonstrate how using the self-assessment tool contributed to supervisory growth and overall program improvements.

Methods Clinical educators self-rated supervisory knowledge and skills using Appendix E: Assessment of Competencies in Supervision (ASHA, 2016). Supervisory competencies were further explored through a reflective questionnaire by graduate clinicians.

Results The outcomes of this project supported the importance of applying the AHCST training resources to improve clinical education. The supervisory self-assessment responses and the questionnaire feedback resulted in identifying strengths and areas for improvement in clinical supervision. Based on the results, changes in the areas of clinical reflection and data collection were implemented.

Conclusion Incorporating ASHA AHCST resources into clinical practice serves to build competencies and promote lifelong learning in clinical education. By expanding and implementing professional development opportunities, clinical educators can better prepare supervisees for clinical practice and, subsequently, best meet the needs of clients and their families.

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