The Power of Possibilities Through Collaborative Internship Supervision

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn the benefits, challenges, and processes with the practice of cosupervision and supervision of supervisors.
  2. learn the pros and cons of two formats of supervision: the traditional intern:supervisor (1:1) assignment and the intern:dyad/cosupervision format (1:2) based on our distinct needs and realities.
  3. learn the trajectory and structure of a school psychology internship program for specialist and doctoral level interns in a large urban school district.
  4. learn about the methods and tools utilized to monitor and evaluate the internship program.


An expanding internship program benefits from a collaborative and supportive supervision model that relies on shared, cosupervision and supervision of supervisors. Positive outcomes are evident with possibilities to provide a broader range of field experiences and multicultural engagement, enrich supervisors' competencies, maintain consistency in supervision methods, and better allocate district resources. This model responds to supervision challenges, reduces supervision stress, and adapts to remote practice. Monitoring tools, safeguards, and findings will be shared.



Maria I. Gallardo-Cooper, PhD, Palm Beach County School Board and Private Practice


Melissa H. Rosenquist


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