Ten advanced counseling psychology doctoral students participated in semi-structured telephone interviews designed to investigate their knowledge and understanding of clinical supervisors' ethical responsibilities. They responded to questions about clinical supervisor responsibilities and risks; inclusion of clinical supervision in professional codes of ethics; definition and use of informed consent for clinical supervision; approaches for addressing concerns about supervisee competence; ethical reasons to refuse to supervise an individual; and ethical obligations to different constituencies. Using an inductive analysis process, seven themes were extracted. These themes are described, and training and research recommendations are given.
- Clinical supervision
- Supervisor ethical responsibilities