Self-Worth Is Key For Students As I imagine many new clinical fellows would report, the December issue’s piece on bullying and intimidation in clinical supervision struck a chord. To be clear, I had excellent practica experiences where I felt highly valued and I was able to expand my learning significantly. However, I have heard tales ... Inbox
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Self-Worth Is Key For Students
The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN6.23022018.7
The ASHA Leader, February 2018, Vol. 23, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN6.23022018.7
As I imagine many new clinical fellows would report, the December issue’s piece on bullying and intimidation in clinical supervision struck a chord. To be clear, I had excellent practica experiences where I felt highly valued and I was able to expand my learning significantly. However, I have heard tales of underappreciation and outright bullying from many peers (mostly from other graduate institutions). I offer the following advice, which has served me fairly well. You need a certain degree of steadfastness and self-confidence. Be mindful of your position as the student, but insistent that you are respected as an emerging professional. Remain mindful that you are necessary for the future of the profession and that you have unique contributions to make to the field. Your own self-worth will be communicated and reciprocated. If it is not, then your present supervisor should not be considered ready to supervise students.
Paul Bishop, Irvine, California

Thank you for your sound advice for students in difficult practica situations.

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