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Challenging Student Placements: Strategies for Strengthening Clinical Partnerships

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Challenging Student Placements: Strategies for Strengthening Clinical Partnerships
Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. ET
.10 ASHA CEU's

Preceptors/supervisors in community placements are an integral part of the clinical education provided by audiology and speech-language pathology programs. As such, it's critical that program placement coordinators develop strategies to encourage continued participation, effective communication, and student-supervisor expectations so they can recognize preceptor/supervisor burnout, and manage issues that may arise between clinical educators and student clinicians. As productivity and caseload demands on preceptors/supervisors increase, they are faced with additional barriers that make their role as clinical educators more challenging.

This session will explore common challenges that can occur in community placements for both speech-language pathology and audiology student clinicians, as well as strategies to mitigate "placement disasters". Strategies for student clinician preparation, expectation development, and tools to develop strong communication between preceptor/supervisor, will be explored. Suggested methods to support the continued development of preceptors/supervisors will be provided. Scenario-based learning will be used to solidify key messages from the session.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to facilitate communication partnerships in community placements of speech-language pathology and audiology student clinicians.
  • Describe components of student/supervisor expectations for the clinical education experience.
  • Analyze common and unexpected scenarios to formulate responses and design a management blueprint to mitigate clinical education challenges.
Webinar Cost
CAPCSD Member $25.00
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $35.00
CAPCSD Non-Member $35.00

7:00-7:05 P.M.: Presenter introductions, disclosures, agenda, and rationale for topic
7:05-7:10 P.M.: Preparing the Student and Supervisor for Success
7:15-7:25 P.M.: Communication and Expectation Establishment
7:25-7:35 P.M.: Preceptor/Supervisor Development
7:35-7:50 P.M.:  "Disaster" Placement Scenarios
7:50-8:00 P.M.: Discussion, Questions, and Answers

Jennifer Mackey, MA, CCC-SLP

Jenn Mackey is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Director of Clinical Education at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She has worked across the lifespan, and has special interest in early intervention and working with caregivers. In addition, Jenn is passionate about clinical education and supervision, and enjoys the process of helping clinical educators grow their skills in mentorship and supervision.
Financial: Salary from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Honorarium from CAPCSD for presenting this webinar
Non-Financial: Jenn Mackey is a member of SIG 11 and the Chair of the CAPCSD Essential Functions Task Force

Erin L Miller, AuD

Erin L. Miller, AuD is a Professor of Instruction at the University of Akron and is the Coordinator of the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC). She is a past president of the American Academy of Audiology, the Ohio Academy of Audiology, and the Northern Ohio Academy of Audiology and has served on numerous committees at the state and national level. Currently she serves on the Practice Policy Advisory Council for the American Academy of Audiology, is the University liaison to the Audiology Clinical Education Network and is a member of the Hearing Health Collaborative. She is the co-author of the “Diagnostic Audiology Pocket Guide: Evaluation of Hearing, Tinnitus and Middle Ear Function” with her colleague Dr. Jim Steiger.
Financial: Salary from University of Akron. Honorarium from CAPCSD for presenting this webinar
Non-Financial: Erin is a member of, American Academy of Audiology Practice Policy Advisory Council (PPAC), 2023 AAA Conference Program Committee, Audiology Clinical Education Network (ACEN), and Hearing Health Collaborative