Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Spanish-English bilingual counselors, ethical issues in supervision, cultural competence

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision


To best serve Latino clients, counselor educators and supervisors must ensure counselors receives adequate training and practice in cultural competence. 5is article presents an overview of the needs of Spanish English bilingual (SEB) counselors, a case study that illustrates SEB counselors common concerns, and addressed three fundamental ethical questions: (a) Should supervisors be pro6cient in the language their supervisees are serving clients? (b) What constitutes su4cient cultural competence when supervisors oversee service to clients who are culturally diverse and do not speak English? (c) How can supervisors and counselor educators best support supervisees linguistically and culturally nuanced practice?



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