A Qualitative Study of Supervisors' Reflections on Providing Sanctioned Supervision

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Nicole A. Stargell, Assistance Professor; Field Placement and Testing Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Sanctioned supervision, sometimes referred to as mandated supervision or professional monitoring, is intended to protect the public, reduce further counselor ethical/legal violations, and improve the professional practice of the counselor adjudicated for unprofessional behavior. Sanctioned supervision is a common remediation intervention required by state regulatory board. However, there is a lack of research on the practice of sanctioned supervision and the perceptions of the sanctioned supervisors. A qualitative research approach was used to better understand the experiences of four supervisors who provided sanctioned supervision within the past year as part of a state regulatory board remediation process. The main themes from the qualitative study included the following: supervisors finding the supervision process to be unique from traditional supervision, and supervisors experience ambivalence about the sanctioned supervision process. Practice considerations for supervisors producing sanctioned supervision are discussed.

Additional Information

The Clinical Supervisor, 34
Language: English
Date: 2015
Counseling, Counselors, Sanctioned Supervision, Regulatory Boards, Mandated Supervision, Monitoring

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