The impact of two clinical peer supervision models on school counselors' job satisfaction, counseling self-efficacy, and counseling effectiveness

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Lori B. Crutchfield (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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L. DiAnne Borders

Abstract: At present, most school counselors receive little or no consistent counseling supervision (Borders & Usher, 1992; Roberts & Borders, 1994). Considering trends in the literature which imply that consistent supervision produces both personal and professional development, two forms of clinical peer supervision were provided for a sample of practicing school counselors. A pretest/post test design was employed to assess the counselors' level of each variable both before and after the supervision was provided. The sample of practicing school counselors (n = 29) from several rural counties in northwestern North Carolina was divided into three groups (two treatment and one control). The first treatment group (n = 8) participated in the Structured Peer Consultation Model for School Counselors (SPCM-SC; Benshoff & Paisley, in press), a dyadic model of peer supervision. Participants in this group provided supportive yet challenging peer consultation/supervision to their partners following an adapted structured protocol. The second treatment group (n = 10; two groups of 5) participated in Systematic Peer Group Supervision (SPGS; Borders, 1991a). This model employs systematic assignments of particular feedback roles (e.g., counselor, student, student's teacher) within the group of supervisees during audiotape reviews. The length of each treatment was nine weeks. Members of the control group (n = 11) were asked to focus individually on their plans for professional development during the time of the study. The data gathered from this group provided a comparison point for the two treatment groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
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