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Supervision in the Era of COVID-19: Tips from a Trauma-Informed Perspective (SIG 11) (WEB19411)

Presenter(s): Carol Falender, PhD
Course Description

This course discusses the challenges of speech-language service provision and supervision during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the needs of clients, supervisees, and clinicians themselves. The pandemic has created many professional challenges for SLPs, including the need to quickly adjust to telepractice for service delivery and supervision, emotional stressors and trauma that may exacerbate clients’ communication difficulties, and vicarious traumatization of clinicians themselves. The speaker discusses mindfulness, presence, and self-regulation as tools to enhance and adapt speech-language intervention and supervision in the current reality.

This course is part of the SIGnatureSeries, a collection of courses developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. Thiscourse was developed by SIG 11: Administration and Supervision. View all the SIGnature Series courses, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or for a la carte purchase.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe three techniques to engage clients during highly stressful times
  • Identify three aspects of trauma-informed supervision that will enhance supervisees’ work with their clients
  • Discuss two aspects of emotional readiness and self-awareness SLPs can use to self-assess before they begin a speech-language treatment session

Supervision Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for Supervision. See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Foundations of Effective Supervision.

This course is also available for purchase in the ASHA Store as part of Foundations of Effective Supervision: A Four-Course Set (WEB17318B).

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
Item #(s): WEB19411
Available Through: October 01, 2025