"Clinical Supervision: Removing Barriers, Creating Rewards"

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Presenter: Mark DeRuiter, M.B.A., Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP; ASHA Fellow

Our guest speaker at this year's Summer Institute on Supervision is Dr. Mark DeRuiter. Mark is Associate Department Head for Clinical Education in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of ASHA and is dually certified in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Mark is the immediate Past President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He is also a founding editorial board member of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Mark is a gifted clinician, administrator, and speaker. *See disclosure statement below.

Course Description

Working with students, externs and Clinical Fellows can be both rewarding and challenging. Time is a precious resource and clinical service delivery and mentorship of new clinicians can sometimes seem at odds. This session provides participants with an opportunity to actively discuss challenges in clinical supervision in the context of the many rewards that mentorship provides. Timely strategies for engaging in difficult conversations will also be reviewed. The future of our supervisory and mentorship efforts will be discussed in the context of how we might best collect the data needed to determine which methods are most effective for nurturing the next generation of clinicians. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will list three rewards and three challenges to clinical supervision.
  2. Participants will discuss three strategies for engaging in difficult conversations with students/externs/Clinical Fellows
  3. Participants will discuss how research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders can be conducted and disseminated. 


This event is offered in-person on campus or online via Zoom. If you live in the area we encourage you to attend in person. If you can't attend in person or live outside of the area, the event will be available live via Zoom. The event will not be recorded or offered for viewing at a later time.


Time Description
8:30 - 9:00 Overview and Orientation to Clinical Supervision
9:00 - 10:20 Challenges in Clinical Supervision
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Difficult Conversations
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch - Box lunch provide
12:40 - 2:00 Turning Challenges into Rewards
2:00 - 2:10 Break
2:10 - 3:30 Mentoring and Nurturing the Next Generation of Clinicians: Our Roles








Registration is closed. Event is completed.
Free for UW-Affiliated SLP and AuD Clinical Educators
$50 for SLP and AuD Professionals in the community

ASHA CEUs and OSPI CECHs available

Social Work Building, Room 305
4101 15th Ave NE - Enter at corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
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*Disclosures:  Dr. DeRuiter is receiving an honorarium and expenses for this course, and is employed as a faculty member at the University of Arizona. He is a Board Member of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He is immediate past-president of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He has no other financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.