Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship

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Linda S. Carozza

Details: 296 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-184-6

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Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship is a must-read for all speech-language pathology supervisors, whether in practice, returning to the workplace, or seeking to advance their abilities.

Today's standards in the healthcare industry demand cutting edge leadership skills. With a global perspective, this book addresses the huge gap faced by students in the leap to clinical practice, drawing on the latest research, and contains commentary from leadership of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Currently, there is no other book, and little in the way of curricular guidance for this growing and critical area of professional training for SLPs. The author covers the scientific underpinnings of successful supervision and mentorship and, uniquely, uses a case study approach to present each of the teaching/supervision exemplars. With competencies and strategies for clinical education at the highest level, Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship is original and comprehensive in its accounts of practitioners and their practice.

Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Carozza about mentoring, supervision, reflective practice, multicultural considerations, experiential learning theory, and more in The Hearing Review. Read the article here.


"Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship reads as if a seasoned professional has opened up her heart to share her wisdom with others. The author's enthusiasm and empathy are palpable. Recounts of interviews with professionals in the field are beautiful in their first-person intimacy. Engaging clinical scenarios from the author's own experience personalize the writing and acknowledge cultural diversity. Dr. Carozza has consulted the literature of other relevant disciplines, such as psychology of the self, to give dimension to two unique constructs, supervision and mentoring. A summary of the varied foundational literature supports the author's description of models of supervision and mentoring. An inventory of competencies and strategies is provided. This book will be useful to professionals new to supervision or mentoring as well as to seasoned supervisors, mentors, and clinical educators looking to expand their repertoire of evidence-based strategies for success."
Monica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Speech and Hearing Program Director, Cleveland State University (September 2010)

"Dr. Linda Carozza's Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship offers the clinician a new and updated look at supervision and mentoring. Practitioners with experience and those new to their roles as supervisors and mentors will benefit from the overview of history in supervision research and current trends in models of supervision included in this book. The author provides an in-depth discussion of the differences between mentoring and supervision, reflective practice (self supervision), multi-cultural issues, professional ethics, and the need for evidence-based practice with application to supervision. By providing case studies and reflective exercises, the reader is able to fully explore competencies and strategies for effective supervision and mentoring in any clinical setting. Throughout her book, Dr. Carozza provides the reader with excellent references, citing the works of key contributors to the area of supervision. Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship should be a primary resource for anyone engaged in this most important aspect of the profession. Melanie Hudson National Director, EBS Healthcare"
Melanie Hudson, National Director, EBS Healthcare (October 2010)

"This is a text book that is particularly well written. It is clear, comprehensible, and broken into easily digestible segments."
Beatrice Williams-Rude, NMBC - The National Minority Business Council, Inc. (2011)

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Dedication
  • ASHA Interviews


  • Section One - Understanding the Issues
    • Chapter 1: Introduction: Definitions and Introduction to concepts
    • Chapter 2: Issues in Supervision Research: A Case Study Approach
    • Chapter 3: Current Approaches to Issues in Supervision Research
    • Chapter 4: Multiple Perspectives Contributing to Supervision and Mentorship
    • Chapter 5: Ethical Considerations in Supervision and Mentorship


  • Section Two - Developing Knowledge and Skills as a Supervisor and Mentor
    • Chapter 6: Supervisory Competencies and Strategies
    • Chapter 7: Evidence Based Practice: Interplay between Research and Practice
    • Chapter 8: Insights into Mentorship and Supervision
    • Chapter 9: Model of Mentorship: Expert Practice
      Andrea Moxley


  • Section Three - Creating Supportive Contexts for Supervision and Mentorship
    • Chapter 10: Learning from Experience: Future Directions for Clinical Supervision
      Patrick Walden
    • Chapter 11: Conclusions


  • Appendix
  • KASA
  • Student/Supervisor Rating Forms
  • Behrens & Carozza Case Study
  • References
  • Additional Resources

Linda S. Carozza

Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Founding Director of the MS program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace University in New York City, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. She has authored several books, numerous articles and is a frequent invited speaker. Her research and practice is in adult neurogenic communication disorders.

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