Teaching and Supervision in Counseling
Practicum & Internship Coordinators’ Experiences amid COVID-19 Emergency Remote Teaching
Author ORCID Identifier
Although recent literature addresses online pedagogy and online counselor education, few articles address the challenges faced by counselor educators during emergency remote teaching, an unplanned and unanticipated switch from in-person education to online education. To address this gap, we conducted a phenomenological study of the lived experiences of practicum and internship coordinators (N = 8) during the emergency remote teaching phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Five themes emerged: (a) uncertainty, (b) adaptation to leadership, (c) changes to student experience, (d) personal support, and (e) readiness. Implications for counselor educators and supervisors are addressed.
Public Significance Statement
This study advances the idea that counselor preparation programs should increase their preparedness for remote teaching during emergencies or wide-scale disasters. Additionally, it suggests that all counselor educators need to be prepared to assume leadership roles rather than only those who are in formalized leadership positions.
Becnel, Alexander T.; Irvin, Sarah; and Remley, Theodore
"Practicum & Internship Coordinators’ Experiences amid COVID-19 Emergency Remote Teaching,"
Teaching and Supervision in Counseling: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://trace.tennessee.edu/tsc/vol5/iss1/4