Clinical Supervisors

Clinical Supervision Benefits and Resources

The Role of the Clinical Supervisor

A clinical supervisor provides mentorship, supervision, training, and education to graduate student clinicians in speech-language pathology. Additionally, clinical supervisors teach setting-specific skills, assist with critical thinking, model professional behavior, and help to bridge the connection between foundational knowledge and clinical application.

Program Benefits to Clinical Supervisors

  • Mentor of the Year Award opportunities
  • Collaboration opportunities with UA faculty (research, presentations and publications)
  • Discounted rates to UA Communication Sciences and Disorders' spring and fall conferences
  • Social media posts of job openings for your clinic
  • Free supervision CEUs (continuing education units) through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) e-learning courses

Are You Interested in Becoming a Clinical Supervisor?

Please contact Jessica Danley, Clinical Education Coordinator, at or 479-575-4085.

Clinical Supervision Resources

We have compiled a list of resources and reference materials available by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to assist clinical supervisors in providing students with high impact clinical practicum opportunities. For program-specific resources, established clinical supervisors should log into their Typhon account and search under "School Documents." (PDF)

ASHA Administrator Fact Sheets

ASHA Practice Portal on Clinical Education and Supervision

The ASHA Practice Portal shares important principles, key issues, preparation resources and goals for mentorship and supervision of graduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology in university and off-site settings.

ASHA Position Statements

Clinical Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Issues in Ethics: Supervision of Student Clinicians

Clinical Education and Supervision Articles