Make a Positive Contribution to Your Profession
Consider Supervising a Student
We all have a responsibility to help our professions and future professionals grow and we all have knowledge and skills to offer. Clinicians who volunteer as student supervisors make significant contributions to their professions.
Did you know: Your work as a clinical educator is eligible for Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs).
Where do I sign up?
If you're interested in becoming a clinical supervisor, contact the coordinator at one of the 11 Canadian university programs to volunteer.
- Help students develop knowledge and skills in assessing and treating communication difficulties.
- Support students in applying their academic knowledge in clinical practice.
- Encourage professional growth of both the student and the clinical educator.
Benefits for Your Clients or Patients
- Encourages in-depth observation and discussion of each client or patient
- Provides another communication partner
- Creates a group dynamic
- Provides a second person who may have more time to individualize materials
- May increase the number of treatment sessions for the client or patient
Benefits for You
- Give back by doing what others did for you when you were a student
- You may be able to alter or expand services for clients or patients
- You may learn about new trends in assessment and intervention
- Connects you with the next generation of clinicians
- Gives you an opportunity to develop leadership skills
- Energizes you in your own work
- Counts as continuing education equivalents (CEEs)
- Connects you with the student's university program, including clinical educators' benefits
What are the requirements and expectations?
As a clinical educator, you will be required to:
- Complete an orientation;
- Follow supervision standards specified by the university program;
- Provide on-going feedback to the student and
- Complete a mid-term and final evaluation.
Expectations will be that you:
- Continue to learn about student education;
- Show an interest in mentoring and teaching and
- Have enthusiasm for your profession!
What you can expect from the university's coordinator of clinical education:
- An orientation;
- Information about expectations, goals, student competencies and specific forms;
- Course information;
- Information on supervision skills;
- Opportunities for continuing education and
- Ongoing support.