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A research on supervised experiences of young clinical psychologists and graduate students in Chugoku district
the certified graduate schools of clinical psychology
the prefecture association for clinical counselors
The aim of the study was to clarify supervision (SV) experiences of inexperienced graduates of graduate programs for clinical psychology (M2) and clinical counselors with less than five years of clinical works after completing master's degree (CP) in Chugoku district of Japan. A questionnaire was administered to 570, and 70 M2 (41.2%) and 154 CP (38.5%) were returned the questionnaire with data available for analysis. The questionnaire covered frequency of SV, charge of SV, information of case, demographic information of supervisors (SVR), knowledge and skills attainment in SV, and current situations and issues of regional system of SV. The results showed the differences between M2 and CP. Access to SV was less than I expected. The finding suggested that both M2 and CP were embarrassed with lack of SVR and information of SVR, and they were dissatisfied in SVRs' ability and their special field. Implications for the certified graduate schools of clinical psychology and the prefecture association for clinical counselors are discussed for the expansion of the system of SV.