Share Paper: Supporting the Development of Interpersonal Skills in Online Courses: Instruction and Supervision Using the “PICCA” Model

  1. Gina Cicco, St. John's University, United States

Abstract: This paper will review the major roles of instructors and supervisors in online skill development courses, such as counselor education internships. Such courses have traditionally been offered as face-to-face courses to allow for intensive dyadic, triadic, and small-group supervision and feedback exchanges. Online counseling programs require that internships be offered through online courses, challenging faculty to expand upon traditional models to offer enhanced online supervisory experiences. This paper will address the supervisory and instructional roles that supervisors must convert effectively into the online course, beginning with development of positive faculty-student rapport and then sustaining and building upon healthy professional relationships ...