Clinical Supervision: Supporting SLP Graduate Students and Clinical Fellows

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Presenter: Ellen Reuler, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical education and supervision of graduate students in the field of speech-language pathology is an integral part of every university graduate program. Supervisors from the community offer guidance and support in helping graduate students to become competent professionals. Clinical Fellow Mentors help new SLPs transition from being a graduate student to an independent professional. However, most clinical supervisors and CF mentors have had little or no education in the area of clinical supervision. Supervision has been recognized by ASHA as a distinct area of professional practice with its own set of knowledge and skills. This workshop will provide support and information for SLPs in the community who are currently supervising students or who are considering supervising students.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1.  Participants will differentiate between feedback and evaluation. 
  2.  Participants will identify their primary role in the supervisory process. 
  3.  Participants will employ various forms of feedback in their supervisory and/or mentor roles. 
  4.  Supervisors and mentors will self-evaluate their own supervision
About Ellen: Ellen Reuler MA, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor and director of clinical education at Pacific University. Prior to joining the faculty at Pacific University, she served on the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University for 21 years, serving as clinic director for 13 of those years. She has numerous professional presentations in the areas of and clinical education and service learning and has recently been involved in the formation of two new organizations focusing on clinical education, the Oregon Directors of Clinical Education and the Western States Directors of Clinical Education. She has been active in local, state and national professional organizations, including serving on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certification, the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Executive Board of the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ellen was named an ASHA Fellow in 2007.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area)

Course Timeline:
10 minutes: Introduction
15 minutes: Continuum of Supervision
10 minutes: Roles of clinical supervisors and mentors
20 minutes: Use of feedback and evaluation
10 minutes: Use of questions to guide student learning
15 minutes: Generational considerations
10 minutes: Roles and responsibilities of university faculty
10 minutes: Supervision self-evaluation tool
20 minutes: Questions and discussion

Financial: Speaker for and receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
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