HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 15 no. 1 (2013)

The Filipino School Counselor as Practicum Supervisee: Perceptions on Practicum Supervision in Counseling

Marissa S. Nicasio | Jose Alberto S. Reyes



Clinical supervision continues to be a challenge among counselor educators and practicing school counselors in the Philippines. The present study aims to identify the level of development of Filipino school counselors enrolled in practicum training as a graduate student. It examined the perceptions of school counselors of the clinical supervision they received during their practicum training, particularly their perception of the supervisory style employed by their site supervisors using the Supervisory Styles Inventory (SSI; Friedlander & Ward, 1984). It also identified the ideal supervisory styles of school counselors and how this relates with the dimensions of counselor development as measured by the Supervisee Level Questionnaire – Revised (McNeill et al., 1992). Results revealed that counselor trainees who have undergone their practicum training appear to be in the transition stage from Level 1 to Level 2 in terms of supervisee development (M=4.24-5.57, SD=.605-619). The results also suggest that these counselor trainees would have preferred to have more Interpersonally Sensitive supervisors (M= 8.69, SD =. 76, t = -22.447, df=25, *p<.05). Implications for practice and recommendations are discussed to give depth and breadth to the results of this study.