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SOC-OFE Site Supervisors: Types of Site Supervisors

Primary Site Supervisor

Required when?

All field experiences except for PhD-CES Internship experiences not in the Counseling domain

Duties

A complete list of primary supervisor duties for master's students can be found in the Counseling Masters' Programs Field Experience Manual and a complete list of primary supervisor duties for doctoral students can be foudnd in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Field Experience Manual.

Time limited?

No. Approved as part of the student's application for a particular quarter or quarter(s).

Credentials

All site supervisors for master's students must meet the criteria listed in the Counseling Masters' Programs Field Experience Manual and all site supervisors for doctoral students must meet the criteria listed in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Field Experience Manual.

Application Process

Meditrek application, submitted within the published application windows.

Temporary Site Supervisor

Required when?

Primary site supervisor is temporarily (2 weeks or less) out of the office

Duties

Assume ALL duties of the primary site supervisor during his/her absence. A complete list of primary supervisor duties for master's students can be found in the Counseling Masters' Programs Field Experience Manual and a complete list of primary supervisor duties for doctoral students can be foudnd in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Field Experience Manual.

Time limited?

Up to 2 weeks

Credentials

All site supervisors for master's students must meet the criteria listed in the Counseling Masters' Programs Field Experience Manual and all site supervisors for doctoral students must meet the criteria listed in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Field Experience Manual.

Application Process

No formal application process. The following information must be sent in an email BEFORE seeing clients under the supervision of the temporary supervisor:

Temporary Supervisor Information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Credentials (degree, license type)
  • Dates of supervision

Email should be sent to ALL of the following parties:

  • SOC-OFE
  • Faculty Supervisor (Instructor)
  • Primary Site Supervisor
  • Temporary Site Supervisor

Examples

  • Vacation
  • Short-term medical leave
  • Bereavement leave

Site-Approved Designee

Required when?

Walden-approved site supervisor is regularly not able to be on-site at times student sees clients

Duties

ONLY responsible for being available to student on-site when the student is seeing clients and the Walden-approved site supervisor is not available.

Time limited?

No.

Credentials

  • A minimum of a master’s degree, preferably in counseling, or a related profession.
  • A minimum of 2 years of pertinent professional experience post master’s degree in the program area in which the student is enrolled.
  • Employed by the field site (full-time, part-time, contractor, etc.).

Application Process

None - arranged and approved by Walden-approved site supervisor.

Examples

  • Supervisor is often called away to other sites.
  • Student needs to see clients on a day that the supervisor is not regularly scheduled to be there.
  • Student is seeing clients in their homes.