School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)
Supervision, counselor education, professional development, counselor dispositions, resident-in-counseling supervisors
Gobble, Jennifer D., "Developing Professional Behaviors During Residency: The Shared Experiences of Resident in Counseling Supervisors" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3589.
The development of the counselor does not end with graduation from a counselor education program. As a part of the licensure process, counselors must complete their post-graduate state residency requirements. As a result, supervisors play an essential role in the training and licensure of residents in counseling. Prior research has mainly focused on professional development and dispositions of counselors, but little research has been conducted in the role supervisors play in developing professional behavior outside of the counseling room. With the counselor’s professionalism and behavior being crucial to client welfare, therapeutic alliance, and overall trust in the profession, there is a need to better understand the role that supervisors can play in helping to develop residents in this area. To this end, a qualitative thematic analysis design was used to gain knowledge of the development of professional counselors through understanding supervisors’ awareness of their responsibility in the development of professional behavior of supervisees.