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Science of Successful Supervision and Mentorship

Linda S. Carozza
331 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
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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.

Mentoring, Supervision, and Cultural Considerations: Interview with Linda Carozza, PhD
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Carozza about mentoring, supervision, reflective practice, multicultural considerations, experiential learning theory, and more.

Read the interview here, or as PDF.
Interview republished with permission from the American Academy of Audiology. Copyright 2011


  • Monica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Speech and Hearing Program Director, Cleveland State University (September 2010):
    "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."

  • Melanie Hudson, National Director, EBS Healthcare (October 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"

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

  • 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

About The Author

Linda S. Carozza

Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders. She is recognized as an academic and clinical leader in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders. Her research and practice in aphasia and dementia have been presented at national meetings and in international journals. Dr. Carozza has a special interest in the support of patients and families via social model programs as well as outcome effectiveness in quality of life enhancement. She has developed a deep appreciation of the role of both traditional and integrative medicine in the long-term management of neurogenic communication disorders, with community reintegration as the ultimate goal of rehabilitation.

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