Dear Fellow ICA member,

My name is Sarah Briley, I am a counseling doctoral student at Argosy University in Schaumburg. I have been working under the supervision of my department chair, Dr. Dale Septeowski, on my my doctoral dissertation project. I have begun to collect data about supervisor development and its relationship to supervisory style. I have institutional (IRB) approval to move forward with collection. I hope that the data I collect and analyze will add to the body of research on counseling supervision. I had hoped that I could either post my survey request  or that you would consider passing this survey request along to any supervisors you think would be appropriate to participate.
For inclusion in this study I am looking for individuals who meet the following parameters:
Hold a Master's of Doctoral level degree in counseling or a closely associated field
Completed at least one academic or continuing education course in the area of supervision
Functioned in the role of supervisor for a period of at least one year (in any setting e.g. academic, field placement, place of employment, etc…)
Supervised at least one less senior member of the field at some point during the last year
Have the ability to read and write in English
Participation would involve completing two very brief (20-25 min.) online surveys and a brief demographic questionnaire/
I would also greatly appreciate if you would provide me with the name and email address of any other individual(s) that you know who may be interested in participating in this study. The contact information would be used only to provide a description of the study and an invitation to participate. In addition, please let me know if you would like to receive a copy of the results at the conclusion of my dissertation. You can also contact my department/dissertation chair, Dr. Dale Septeowski at if you have additional questions or concerns.
Please click on the link below, or cut and paste to access the secured survey site.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Best Regards

Sarah L. Briley, MA, LCPC, CADC Doctoral Candidate
Argosy University/Schaumburg

(630) 715-4864

Phone: 1.877.284.1521 • Fax: 815-787-8787 • • PO Box 367,  DeKalb, IL 60115