Site Supervisor Information: Master’s Degree Programs

  • Welcome! Thank you for your interest in supervising an IUP Department of Counseling student.

    This site provides information to professionals who are currently serving as or are interested in being a practicum/field experience site supervisor for Department of Counseling students. We offer two education tracks: School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Both majors take two practicum experiences and a field experience.

    The Department of Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In Section III of the CACREP (2009) standards, practicum and field experience site supervisors must have “knowledge of the program’s expectations, requirements, and evaluation procedures for students” and “relevant training in counseling supervision.”

    In order to meet CACREP standards, we are offering this online training to you. Successful completion of this supervision module includes reading a brief PowerPoint on supervision; reviewing the Practicum and Field Experience manuals that outline the requirements for these training experiences; reviewing applicable ethical codes; and completing an assessment. To successfully meet this requirement, you must do the following:

    1. Review the Supervision PowerPoint.
    2. Review the Practicum and Field Experience manuals.
    3. Review applicable ethical code(s). If you are supervising a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student, then please review the ACA Code of Ethics. If you are supervising a School Counseling student, then please review the ACA and ASCA Code of Ethics. 
    4. Complete the assessment.

    After completion of the assessment, you will be eligible to supervise our students for these important training experiences. The contributions that you make in supervising our students on their journey to becoming counselors are highly valued by the IUP Department of Counseling. 

    CACREP Section III D calls for counseling program faculty to provide site supervisors “orientation, assistance, consultation, and professional development opportunities.” Each semester you supervise an IUP student, orientation to the particular course is provided to site supervisors by the assigned faculty for that particular course, ensuring that the supervisor receives the most up-to-date information beyond this initial supervision training and review of requirements.

    In addition, the Department of Counseling addresses the mandate to provide professional development opportunities to site supervisors via the Center for Creativity and Change. Current site supervisors are eligible to attend professional development opportunities free of charge. Please use the link to the center to view upcoming opportunities.

    Finally, if you need assistance or consultation beyond the instructor for a particular course, you may contact the Department of Counseling Practicum and Field Experience Coordinator, Lorraine J. Guth, at lguth@iup.edu

    Materials for this page were created by:
    Kim Desmond, PhD 
    Lorraine Guth, PhD 
    Holly Branthoover, EdD
    Michelle Bruno, EdD