The evolution of clinical supervision in genetic counseling: Theory, research, and practice

Nancy Callanan, Patricia Mc Carthy Veach, Bonnie S. LeRoy

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Abstract

Rooted in medicine and psychology, genetic counseling is a unique practice with a defined set of skills. Training is guided by practice-based competencies that define the requisite skills of an entry-level practitioner. Practicing genetic counselors with expertise in a variety of medical settings provide direct supervision that guides student development. In this article, we provide background on the history of genetic counseling, the model of practice, accreditation and certification standards, and an overview of clinical supervision as well as a review of supervision literature specific to the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-226
Number of pages17
JournalClinical Supervisor
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

Keywords

  • Clinical supervision of genetic counselors
  • Reciprocal-Engagement Model of Supervision
  • competencies
  • supervisor interventions
  • supervisor value conflicts

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