Clinical supervision is practiced by many health and human services professions to improve professional competency and ensure quality services to clients. The purpose of this study was to assess the current status of the use of clinical supervision in therapeutic recreation on a national level. A mail survey was sent to 500 CTRSs in North America. Results indicated that the majority of therapeutic recreation specialists were not currently receiving or giving clinical supervision. Those professionals with four years or less in the field were least likely to be receiving clinical supervision, but perceived the most need for it across all therapeutic recreation job tasks and knowledge areas. Only a small percentage of therapeutic recreation specialists had received training in clinical supervision. Recommendations for practice and research are noted.
Author David B. Jones, Lynn S. Anderson
Volume Vol 38, No 4 (2004)