VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.



Tablet-Assisted Live Supervision: Eye-Bug Supervision

Raul Machuca, Tanya Johnson, and Regina R. Moro

2016

Tablet-based “eye-bug supervision” is an intervention method for live supervision that can be used by counselor education training clinics, skills course simulation exercises, as well as distance supervisors. This live supervision method replaces previous live supervision modalities such as phone-in or bug-inthe-ear. Eye-bug supervision allows for the counselor-in-training to receive supervisor guidance visually, discreetly, and to choose when and how to incorporate the guidance, which builds autonomy. Equipment and technological applications (i.e., “apps”) associated with eye-bug supervision, advantages and disadvantages of this supervision intervention modality, comparison with other live supervision intervention modalities, recommendations for its implementation, and areas for future research are examined.

Keywords: live supervision, technology, tablets, counseling, skills training

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