Title

Collaborative Gatekeeping Between Site Supervisors and Mental Health Counseling Faculty

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Originally Published In

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

2

Abstract

This study examined collaborative gatekeeping practices of CACREP-accredited (2001 and 2009 standards) mental health counseling programs and fieldwork site supervisors. A total of 28 programs participated in the study exploring site supervisor collaboration with fieldwork faculty when a problematic trainee is terminated, dismissed, or fired from a fieldwork site. Results indicate that a lack of clear policies for managing problem fieldwork trainees may leave counselor educators uncertain about appropriate follow-up actions. Recommendations for future studies include replicating this study using a larger sample size, studying this topic and population using qualitative methods, and surveying the perspective of site supervisors.

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