Topic Areas: Supervision and Precepting

Topic Chairs: Jennifer Taylor and Melanie W. Hudson

Content Area: General Interest

Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic area include those that focus on supervision/clinical instruction/precepting/mentoring in graduate clinical education through post-graduate experiences. Other issues include training in supervision, issues related to supervision and research in the area of supervision and precepting practice.  Submissions may target the following audiences: Clinical educators of Assistants, graduate students, preceptors of audiology externs, mentors of Clinical Fellows, supervisors of support personnel (other than business/practice management) and supervisors of those in transition to those in a new area of practice or reentering the professions. Interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes specific to supervision and precepting should be included in this topic area.


  • Basic, translational, applied, or implementation research related supervision and precepting

Professional Education

  • Supervisory/precepting process and clinical education
  • Relationship development and communication skills
  • Establishment/implementation of goals
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Clinical and performance decisions
  • Ethical considerations as they relate to Supervision and Precepting
  • Technology (e.g., mobile applications, software, devices) related to supervision and precepting
  • Supervisory procedures related to telesupervison
  • Interprofessional issues as they relate to Supervision and Precepting
  • Cultural and linguistic factors related to Supervision and Precepting
  • Supervision of peers
  • Supervision of Assistants (Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology)

Related Topics

Proposals involving supervision but that have a primary focus on:

  • Teaching models of clinical instruction in the academic setting should be submitted to the Models of Academic and Clinical Education topic area.
  • Telesupervision but focus technology-based approaches and outcomes at the system level should be submitted to Telepractice topic area.

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