Creative Supervision Techniques
by Gayle Cicero, Jenn Watkinson, and Liz Burton
Participate in a variety of experiential activities to support the supervision of counseling, psychology, or social work interns/students. The workshop will focus on using creative strategies rooted in a constructivist philosophy to guide supervision discussions. Strategies will include using art, metaphors, and mindfulness to support the role of the supervisor.
- Participants will engage in experiential supervision strategies to support the development of counselors, psychologist, and social workers.
- Participants will identify the tenets of constructivist supervision.
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Dr. Gayle Cicero, EdD, NCC, LCPC, spent 30 years working in public education in Maryland as a teacher, school counselor, pupil personnel worker, school administrator, supervisor of school counseling, and director of student services. Currently, Dr. Cicero is a full-time faculty member in the school counseling program at Loyola University of MD. With a strong background in trauma and ethics, Dr. Cicero brings real-life experience to the learning environment and has a special focus on Constructivist techniques for supervision. The learning approach is centered on experiential methods and dialogue.
Jennifer Scaturo Watkinson, LCPC, PhD from the University of MD, College Park in Counselor Education and Supervision, is an Associate Professor and Program Director of School Counseling at Loyola. Priviously, Dr. Watkinson was a school counselor for 14 years with Harford County Public Schools. Drawing from a social constructivist framework, Dr. Watkinson utilizes creative supervision techniques to facilitate counselor development. Dr. Watkinson speaks nationally on incorporating mindfulness into supervision and is currently researching the impact of mindfulness on counselor development.
Elizabeth Burton earned a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management and is currently finishing her final semester in the School Counseling Master’s Program at Loyola University Maryland. She was the recipient of the 2018-2019 Grillo Family Fellowship for research in education and conducted research on the use of mindfulness in the supervision of counselors in training.