Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


trust, supervisory working alliance, counselor supervision

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counselor Education


This qualitative study examined the development of trust in the supervisory relationship between doctoral-level student supervisors and masters-level students. Using phenomenological research methodology to analyze data obtained from 10 interviews with masters-level practicum students, six themes emerged: (1) Focus, (2) Investment, (3) Safety, (4) Honesty, (5) Expertise, and (6) Evaluation.



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