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The clinical supervisor that a counselor in training has can greatly influence an individual’s development as a counselor. Fortunately, I already work with the person who is going to be my clinical supervisor. They are not normally my supervisor but I have worked with them over the last 2 years and am familiar with their personality and the way they function as the clinical director. I am curious to see what it will be like working with this person as my supervisor. If we as counselors in training do not have solid clinical supervision, we will never be able to learn, develop, and implement these skills. Hayden & Kronholz (2014) discuss the importance of an effective supervisor and how they have the obligation to display professionalism, critical thinking, problem-solving, and many other skills that an effective clinical supervisor will demonstrate for the counselor as they learn how to work and function in a clinical setting. I feel confident that my clinical supervision experience will be a pleasant one with plenty of opportunities for growth and development as I implement and exercise the skills I have learned.

Hayden, S., & Kronholz, J. (2014). Integration of assessments in counseling: Developing competence within clinical supervision. Career Planning & Adult Development Journal, 30(4), 156169.