Date of Award


Degree Name



College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Martin Amerikaner

Second Advisor

April Fugett Fuller

Third Advisor

Keith Beard


A number of studies have sought to examine clinical supervision from the perspective of the supervisee; however, fewer studies have investigated the practice of supervision from the supervisor’s perspective. Using a survey approach, supervisors at all levels of expertise reported their experiences surrounding the applied and administrative aspects of supervision. Data examined training in supervision, typical supervision activities with supervisees, the value placed on supervision at work settings, and how administrative influences impact supervisory practice. Results indicated that supervisory practices were not consistent with empirically identified “best practices” of clinical supervision, with supervisors reporting not being provided the time, resources, or fiscal compensation required to provide optimal supervision. Implications surrounding the future practice of supervision with regard to ethics, training, and organizational administration are discussed.


Clinical psychologists - Supervision of counselors.

Clinical psychologists - Supervision of.