NASP Model Supervisors: A Grounded Theory of Exemplary Internship Supervision

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify the practices effective supervisors use to establish strong working relationships and plan successful internship experiences.
  2. recognize how successful internship supervisors assess and monitor supervisee growth and provide effective feedback.
  3. implement high-quality supervision practices that support intern development across all domains of the NASP Practice Model.


What makes great internship supervisors so great? This presentation will highlight the characteristics, practices, and perspectives of effective internship supervisors identified from a rigorous research analysis of interviews with more than a dozen recipients of the NASP Model School Psychology Intern Supervisor recognition. Supervisors, interns, and graduate educators will learn best practices for supporting the development of a comprehensive range of professional competencies in school psychology.



Meaghan C. Guiney, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Daniel S. Newman, University of Cincinnati
Meagan Scott, University of Cincinnati


Letter to Supervisor

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