Every Counselor Supervisor is a Counselor Educator: Bridging the Gap
Dr. Stephanie T. Burns, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
Dr. Daniel R. Cruikshanks, Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, Aquinas College
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Counselor supervision is a large part of counselor development both during a student's counselor education program and post-graduation. Receiving supervision has a positive impact on effectiveness and accountability, enhanced skill development and competency, and increased development of professional identity (Nelson et al., 2000; Somody, Henderson, Cook, & Zambrano, 2008). Supervisees rely heavily on supervision to direct their practice and assist them in identifying and establishing their professional identity (Somody et al., 2008). Counselors have reported a desire to work with supervisors who have a strong sense of identity and connection to the field of counseling (Borders & Usher, 1992). In this webinar, we will bridge the often expressed divide between counselor education and counselor supervision. With so much skill and professional identity development coming from counselor supervision, we will celebrate the many ways that counselor supervision is counselor education. We will suggest ways the counseling profession can strengthen the bond of counselor supervision as integral to counselor education.
Stephanie T. Burns, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department where she is the Director of the Clinical Mental Health Program. Dr. Burns is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Ohio and Michigan; a National Certified Counselor (NCC); and the chapter advisor for the Mu Beta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. She is co-chair of the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Advocacy Committee and is the inaugural Edwin L. Herr Fellow for Excellence in Counseling Leadership and Scholarship. Dr. Burns has published nine peer reviewed journal articles on counseling, presented at state, regional, and national counseling association conferences, provided CEU training workshops, and has served on local, state, and national counseling association committees. Her research areas of interest include student learning outcomes, counselor professional identity, the psychometrics of career interest inventories, career development, neurofeedback, counseling outcomes, program evaluation, and supervision. Her counseling honors over the last two years have included one local and seven national awards.
Daniel R. Cruikshanks, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Aquinas College; a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) in Ohio; and a partner in Seneca Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC. Daniel is co-chair of the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Advocacy Committee. He has served as President of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). Daniel has presented at state and national counseling association conferences, provided CEU training workshops, and has served on local, state, and national counseling association committees. His research interests include supervision, counselor professional identity, and personality and ADHD.
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