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SACES June Webinar: Structured Peer Feedback in Supervision and Skills Development Courses

May 28, 2020 8:12 AM | Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway (Administrator)

June Webinar

Structured Peer Feedback in Supervision and Skills Development Courses

Melissa Wheeler, PhD, NCC, ACS; Mandee Bahadar, LPC

Thursday, June 18th- 12pm-1pm EST
Register through Zoom

Peer feedback is an important vicarious experience holding potential to increase counseling self-efficacy and behaviors related to performance. Researchers have reported that supervisees perceive peer feedback to be at times more helpful than supervisor feedback yet peer feedback in group supervision was less constructive and not always helpful (Borders, Welfare, Greason, Paladino, Mobley, Villalba, & Wester, 2012). This presentation will explore the use of peer feedback and ways to integrate the Structured Peer Group Supervision model in teaching and supervision of counselors in training.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will identify the strengths and challenges of using peer feedback in skill development courses and supervision.

2.  Participants will explore the use of peer feedback in supervision using the Structure Peer Feedback Model and how to adapt this model in various courses/modalities.

3.  Presenters will identify benefits to counselor and client based on enhanced perspectives offered through the diverse viewpoints represented through the model.

Presenters' Bio: 

Dr. Melissa (Missy) Wheeler is a National Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor who lives in northern Virginia. She is a full-time Counseling Core Faculty with the online campus of the University of Phoenix Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Dr. Wheeler has been a distance counselor educator since earning her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Wheeler has gained experience assisting college students in transition through her work in career services, academic advising, and college student success. Her experience and interests include career counseling, retention of first-generation college students, college and career readiness, practitioner research in career counseling, and online education for counselors-in-training. Dr. Wheeler is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and the Association of Counselor Education & Supervision. She is the President- Elect of the Virginia Career Development Association, co-chair of the American Counseling Association Bylaws Committee, and a member of the Research Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the National Career Development Association. 

Dr. Mandee Bahadar is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. Mandee received her Master’s in Counseling at Arizona State University in May 2003 and her Doctorate in Human Services/Counseling Studies in February 2010.
Dr. Bahadar has worked as a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 2012, assisting new counselors obtain the knowledge and skill to become effective helpers and find passion in the profession. She has also had various opportunities to present at local, state, and national seminars and conferences on LGBTQ health and cultural competency, clinical supervision of counselors, and self-care for those in the helping professions.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Bahadar has extensive experience in working clinically with individuals, couples, and groups regarding the therapeutic experience and emotional impact of living with chronic illness and other stigmatized identities. She values the connection between our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions and strives to treat the whole person.

*Note: This webinar will be recorded and available for later viewing after 1 month on the SACES Webinar Page. Attendees who are present for the full webinar time can receive CE credit*

Questions about the SACES webinar series? Visit saces.org/webinars or contact the SACES Webinar Committee Chair at SACESwebinars@gmail.com.


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