A discourse analysis of school counseling supervisory e-mail

Melissa Luke, Cynthia Gordon

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This article is a discourse analysis of weekly computer-mediated communications between 8 school counseling interns and their e-mail supervisor over a 16-week semester. Course-required e-mail supervision was provided as an adjunct to traditional face-to-face individual and group supervision. School counselor supervisees and supervisor enacted 3 discursive strategies (repetition, labeling, and plural pronoun usage), which were observed to contribute to supervisee professional identity development. Findings are discussed in light of both the counselor education and discourse analysis literatures. Implications for practice and future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-291
Number of pages18
JournalCounselor Education and Supervision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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