Practicum and internship experiences are critical in students’ professional development in counselor education programs, and the dynamics that occur between programs and field sites can impact these experiences. A program-site alliance is a measure of how well these entities work together. Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, the authors interviewed five site supervisors and found five themes (Site Supervisor Role, Communication Within the Program-Site Alliance, Independent Mutualism, Regulated Support, and Inconsistency Between Program-Site Alliance) capturing the essence of the program-site relationship. The authors explore implications for practice and future research.
interpretative phenomenological analysis, site supervisors, program-site alliance, counselor education
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Tribitt, T., & Moody, S. J. (2021). Exploring the Program-Site Alliance: Building Partnerships Between Counseling Programs and Fieldwork Sites. The Qualitative Report, 26(2), 465-483. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4395