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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
The Clinical Supervisor

For a Special Issue on
Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-National Collaborations in Clinical Supervision

Abstract deadline
15 December 2021

Manuscript deadline
01 July 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

L. DiAnne Borders, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
[email protected]

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Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-National Collaborations in Clinical Supervision

Increasingly, clinical supervision scholars and practitioners are working across disciplines and/or nations to learn from and contribute to each other around common challenges, ongoing or emerging issues, and new technologies, among other topics. Indeed, many clinical practice settings include representatives from more than one discipline, making supervision across disciplines necessary, even desirable. In addition, a few empirical publications involving authors from more than one discipline and/or nation have appeared in several journals. The Clinical Supervisor, the only international and interdisciplinary journal devoted to clinical supervision, is an ideal vehicle for promoting this trend, as well as highlighting the challenges and successes of these collaborations. Through this special issue, the Editor seeks to contribute to and promote such cross-discipline and cross-national efforts toward the enhancement of all clinical supervision.

The Clinical Supervisor invites manuscript proposals for a special issue on Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-National Collaborations in Clinical Supervision. The Editor seeks to feature researchers’ and practitioners’ efforts to promote, build, implement, and/or sustain clinical supervision collaborations (e.g., teams or partnerships) that involve authors from at least two disciplines and/or at least two nations.

Proposals for both original research and conceptual manuscripts are welcomed. Evidence-based approaches for enhancing cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national collaborations are particularly encouraged.

Empirical manuscripts. Research-based proposals should include a well-articulate rationale for addressing the research question through a cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national team/partnership. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs are welcomed, with methodological rigor and clarity of purpose/gap in the literature being prioritized. Investigators may address research questions across the range of clinical supervision issues, including but not limited to the supervisory relationship, supervisor training and development, cultural responsiveness, feedback and evaluation, and impact of supervision on supervisee and/or client outcomes.

Conceptual manuscripts. Conceptual manuscript proposals should address the process of collaborations and what was learned from those collaborations, again across a range of supervision issues. Proposals for manuscripts describing the process of forming a cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national team might highlight the challenges/barriers team members encountered, including relational/cultural and practical considerations, rewards of the collaborative work, and ‘lessons learned’ that could expedite others’ efforts to form similar teams/partnerships. Practice-focused proposals could explain the need or decision to address an issue through a cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national approach, including the experiences of a particular supervisor-supervisee(s) interaction.

For all proposals, it should be clear how team members from each discipline and/or nation contributed to the work. In addition, proposals should reflect how the work is informed by cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national literature and/or professional statements (e.g., standards of practice, ethical and/or legal considerations, best practices, competencies).

Submission Instructions

Guidelines for Proposals for the Special Issue

(Proposals should be 3-4 pages, excluding the title page; double spaced; and constructed in line with APA format)

  • Topic and focus
  • Type of manuscript (e.g., empirical, conceptual)
  • Overview (or outline) of content to be included
  • Explanation of how the proposed manuscript fits the focus, aim, and requirements of the special issue, including the rationale and/or motivation in pursuing the cross-disciplinary and/or cross-national collaboration
  • Disciplines and/or nations/countries represented
  • Authors’ expertise relevant to the special issue, manuscript topic and focus
  • Relevant references (3-5 examples)

Timeline for Special Issue

The clinical supervision cross-disciplinary and cross-national special issue will adhere to the following timeline:

  • Submission of proposals – December 15, 2021 (submit to [email protected])
  • Reviewers’ and Editor’s decisions regarding proposals communicated to authors (with feedback, as appropriate) – February 15, 2022
  • Submission of manuscripts – July 1, 2022
  • Review of manuscripts completed – August 15, 2022
  • Submission of revised manuscripts – November 30, 2022
  • Due to publisher – February 15, 2023
  • Publication – June 2023

Note. Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript.

Potential authors can send questions to the TCS Editor, L. DiAnne Borders ([email protected]).

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