Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Author Biographies

Dr. Gideon Litherland serves on the Core Faculty at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. Gideon’s research interests include clinical supervision, instrumentation, psychometrics, and relational-cultural praxis. Dr. Gretchen Schulthes is the Director of Advisement at Hudson County Community College and an Adjunct Instructor in Montclair State University’s Family Science & Human Development department. Dr. Edward Ewe is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Counseling Clinic Director at Oregon State University - Cascades. Dr. Ewe maintains a private practice in Bend, OR. Dr. Kaj Kayij-Wint is an experienced Scholar-Practitioner and Associate Professor. Dr. Kayij-Wint’s specialty is in systemic counseling, women’s mental health, child development, marriage and family counseling, trauma, and military-related trauma with a focus on military women and women veterans. Dr. Kok-Mun Ng is Professor at Oregon State University with research interests in multicultural and cross-cultural issues in counseling; attachment theory; emotional intelligence and well-being; post-modern counseling approaches; internationalization of counseling training and practice; supervision; professional issues; social justice advocacy; instructional design; and couples, marriage, and family issues.




Mentorship has been widely lauded as meaningful for trainees in their professional development. To better understand the gaps in the scholarship of mentorship in counselor education, a scoping review was conducted to examine peer-reviewed research from 2005-2020. Results found eligible articles (n = 18) met the eligibility criteria. Implications from this study include improving conceptual rigor of mentorship outcomes in counselor education research, further investigating how underrepresented identities may benefit from mentorship, and tailoring mentorship interventions for the learning context and graduate level for counselor education students.

Public Significance Statement

This scoping review advances the NASEM outcomes as a framework to organize the existing body of research on mentoring within graduate counselor education. The authors aim to highlight particular trends and gaps within the existing literature on mentorship in counselor education.