Nine Building Blocks of Clinical Education and Supervision
Nine Building Blocks of Clinical Education and Supervision
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Many clinicians find themselves responsible for supervising students, externs, clinical fellows, other clinicians, or support personnel, but have little or no training on clinical education and supervision. This course presents an updated version of the nine core “building blocks” that are essential elements of every supervision experience. Presenters Jerrold Jackson and Nancy McMahon share fresh perspectives as they walk through practical planning exercises to help clinicians create a structured clinical education and supervision experience that will provide supervisees with the support and feedback they need to become independent, reflective practitioners.

This course is a revised version of the Nine Building Blocks of Supervision course originally released in 2017 and uses the same course outline and many of the same materials from the earlier course.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Design a clinical education and supervision experience that appropriately supports a supervisee, including setting and reviewing expectations, building in opportunities for communication and feedback, orienting the supervisee to the clinical environment, and providing resources for further supervisee education
  • Assist the supervisee in establishing specific, measurable, appropriate, and achievable goals, monitoring and adjusting them as necessary


  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • Initiation
  • Ongoing
  • Conclusion

Supervision Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for Supervision. See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Presenter Information

Jerrold Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP,is the Director of Specialized Supports at the Roundtree Group, PLLC, and an advocate for culturally responsive practices with a range of professional experiences. He has provided professional supports as a consultant, assistive technology specialist, special education director, clinical coordinator, and graduate program coordinator. Mr. Jackson is an active professional volunteer member of ASHA (Council for Clinical Certification [CFCC], Council on Academic Accreditation [CAA] site visitor, chair of the SLPA scope of practice revision committee), National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), and Praxis National Advisory Committee for SLP.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Employee of Roundtree Group, PLLC, which provides consultation and programmatic supports related to supervision/mentorship
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of the ASHA Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Nancy McMahon, AuD, CCC-A,is a Clinical Professor, Clinic Director, and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and is the Vice Chair of the Audiology Subcommittee of CFCC. A practicing audiologist for 37 years, Dr. McMahon's areas of interest include clinical education, health care economics and ethics, and the business of audiology.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Clinical Professor in Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at University of Connecticut

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of the ASHA Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by October 7, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: August 15, 2022
End date: October 7, 2027

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Continuing Education

10/7/2022 to 10/7/2027

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102280
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language: English
Author: Ann C McMahon, AuD, CCC-A; Jerrold J Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP

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