Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Samuel J Zizzi
Mark B Andersen
Jack C Watson II
Supervision is important to foster supervisees' development, protect their clients from harm, and ensure competence. Sport psychology graduate programs in the United States offer a variety of supervision approaches, but there are few official guidelines on how to supervise. This dissertation had the aim of investigating the supervision approaches being used with novice supervisees in applied sport psychology in the United States, and how these approaches relate to supervisees' development of service-delivery competence. Nine supervisor-supervisee dyads were interviewed before and after the academic term in which the supervisees had their first applied experiences. Supervisees completed two journal entries regarding their supervisory experiences and development. Two researchers coded the data inductively and one did constant comparative analysis. Results showed at least three different approaches to supervision may contribute to novice supervisees' development when they have certain helpful characteristics. Additionally, factors in practitioner's background, practice, and supervision that contribute to development of service-delivery competence are discussed.
Fogaca, Janaina Lima, "Approaches to Supervision in Sport Psychology and their Influences on Initial Supervisees' Professional Development" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7311.