Supervision Is Not for Everyone This letter is a response to the article in the December 2017 ASHA Leader “Bullying and Intimidation in Clinical Supervision.” As a former supervisor of students for a clinical in long-term care, my goal was to provide students with a learning environment. They are there to learn and a supervisor ... Inbox
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Supervision Is Not for Everyone
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.23032018.4
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.23032018.4
This letter is a response to the article in the December 2017 ASHA Leader “Bullying and Intimidation in Clinical Supervision.
As a former supervisor of students for a clinical in long-term care, my goal was to provide students with a learning environment. They are there to learn and a supervisor is there to teach. Students don’t know everything, so allowing them to ask questions and work as a team together is essential. My goal was to assist students to become thinking clinicians, and if I didn’t know an answer we looked it up together.
As their supervisor, I told them that I was their mentor—not their tormentor. Most students told me they always felt comfortable asking me questions because I didn’t judge them. One of my students had such negative clinical experiences that she decided not to pursue speech-language as a career, but she changed her mind after completing a clinical placement with me.
Perhaps supervision is not for those who cannot provide a successful, encouraging clinical experience.
Karol Sindt, Sioux City, Iowa
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