Aims & Scope
Teaching and Supervision in Counseling (TSC) is the official journal of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), a region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The mission of SACES is to empower and support diverse counselor educators and supervisors in scholarship, advocacy, community, education, and supervision.
The aim of TSC is to publish high quality scholarship that informs teaching, supervision, and mentoring in educational and clinical settings. Articles may be empirical, conceptual or theoretical, or based on current issues; with an emphasis on empirical research. Articles must be scholarly, grounded in existing literature, and have implications for the counseling profession including, but not limited to, counselor education, supervisory practice, clinical training, pedagogy, mentoring, or advocacy and public policy. Additionally, a goal of TSC is to provide mentoring to graduate students in the area of peer review and writing. All manuscripts are submitted to a blind peer-review process.
Manuscripts submitted to TSC fall within one of four categories, although other kinds of submissions may be considered:
1. Teaching. Pedagogy includes the art, the science, and the practice of teaching. Manuscripts within this section can be research based or theoretical in nature, with emphasis on aspects of counselor preparation and teaching, and specifically how these influence student learning. This may include application of theory, innovative techniques or interventions, and factors related to the practice and implementation of teaching in counselor education. Implementation of any classroom based intervention or technique should be grounded in existing literature and supported with empirical data from the authors on the effectiveness of the technique or intervention.
2. Supervision. Clinical supervision is defined as a formal and disciplined working alliance in individual, triadic, or group settings that focus on a supervisee’s clinical work. The manuscripts within this section can be research based or theoretical in nature, with emphasis on aspects of supervision. This may include application of theory, innovative techniques or interventions, and factors related to the practice and implementation of clinical supervision. Implementation of any supervision intervention or technique should be grounded in existing literature and supported with empirical data from the authors on the effectiveness of the technique or intervention.
3. Mentorship. Mentorship, a hallmark of a healthy community, is a relationship in which a more experienced or knowledgeable individual helps a person who may be less experienced or knowledgeable in one or more areas. Mentoring can occur in many settings and relationships and can include mentoring of faculty, students, supervisors, practitioners, or administrators within the counseling profession. Manuscripts submitted within this section should be empirically based or theoretical in nature, advancing the knowledge and understanding of mentoring.
4. Current Issues and Topics Relevant to the Southern Region of ACES. This section includes manuscripts that may be empirical or theory based, but can also include current issues specific to the southern region of ACES that may have implications for advocacy and practice of counseling at the practitioner or academic level. Manuscripts might also explore the impact of culture in the southern region on mentorship, advocacy, education, and supervision in counseling. All manuscripts in this section should be grounded in existing literature. Research and theory oriented manuscripts follow the typical manuscript requirements and guidelines, while current issue manuscripts should be brief (i.e., 10 to 15 pages).