School Psychology Interns: Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Adapted Supervisee Disclosure Scale
Supervision of school psychology interns is both a fundamental component of training and a requirement for becoming a professional school psychologist. The overall purpose of this study was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of school psychology interns’ nondisclosure during supervision. This study sought to better understand the types of information that supervisees choose to withhold and to examine if there is a relationship between the supervisory working alliance and the types of information being withheld. Results of this study provided valuable information to help better understand what types of information supervisees were likely to share with their supervisors. Results indicated that supervisees are comfortable sharing a wide variety of thoughts, feelings, or actions with their supervisors ranging from minor incidents to major errors in judgment that have legal and ethical ramifications. There were some areas in which supervisees reported that they would likely not disclose with their supervisors, and these pertained to negative or uncomfortable perceptions of the supervisor. Additionally, results indicated that the Adapted Supervisee Nondisclosure Scale was best described as a unidimensional scale. Results also indicated that higher ratings of supervisory alliance were associated with high levels of supervisee disclosure. Additionally, findings suggested that a supervisor’s style did not have a relationship with the information supervisees disclosed. This study continued to support the relationship between the supervisory working alliance and supervisee disclosure during supervision, and future studies may want to explore if this impacts the efficacy of supervision.
Educational psychology|School counseling
Spielberger, Stephanie Lauren, "School Psychology Interns: Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Adapted Supervisee Disclosure Scale" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28022311.