Assessing Supervision's Clinical and Multicultural Aspects: The Supervision Outcome Scale's Psychometric Properties
School of Education
Relatively few measures are available to assess supervision’s impacts on supervisees and the clients they serve, despite the potential value of information from those measures in improving supervisors’ practice. This article describes the development of the Supervision Outcome Scale (SOS) and reports its psychometric properties. Results from the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses with 2 independent samples of counseling and clinical psychology doctoral students indicated that SOS measures 2 distinct constructs related to impacts of supervision: clinical competence outcome (decrease in client symptoms, improvement in supervisee competence) and multicultural competence outcome (improvement in supervisee multicultural competence). SOS was also found to have adequate internal reliability and concurrent validity, as it correlates significantly with supervisory working alliance. Research and training implications on SOS as a useful tool to track both supervisee and supervisor development are discussed.
Training and Education in Professional Psychology
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