Supervisor Introduction

This site has been developed to provide training in Counseling Supervision Theory and Practice and information about expectations and requirements for ECU Counselor Education Clinical Experiences. It is intended for potential site supervisors of ECU Counselor Education practicum students and interns. However, the materials provided about Counseling Supervision Theory and Practice should also prove helpful to all counseling professionals hoping to serve as supervisors of counselors-in-training.

All Counselor Education students enrolled in practicum or internship must be supervised by an appropriately credentialed site supervisor. According to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2009 Standards, site supervisors for students engaged in counseling clinical preparatory experiences must meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a minimum of a master's degree in counseling or a related profession with equivalent qualifications
  • Hold appropriate professional licenses and/or certifications
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience in the program area in which the student is enrolled
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Counselor Education program's expectations, requirements and evaluation procedures for clinical experiences
  • Have appropriate training in counseling supervision

This site shares training materials relevant to the theory and process of counseling supervision, program specific clinical experiences information and also provides potential supervisors with an opportunity to upload their professional credentials and information allowing faculty to approve these supervisors for work with students. In order to be approved as a supervisor for Counselor Education students, it is necessary to review all of the information shared on this site, complete a brief assessment of awareness quiz and submit your professional credential information.

Professionals successfully completing this training will receive certificates documenting 0.25 CEs approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction and 2.5 Contact Hours approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors.