Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Cynthia M. Gordon
Constructed Dialogue, Discourse Analysis, Group Supervision, Interactional Teams, School Counselors-in-Training, Supportive Alignments
Communication | Counseling Psychology | Education
This thesis focuses on the formation of supportive alignments and interactional teams through particular linguistic strategies within the group supervision classroom, especially as participants provide one another with feedback on their professional behaviors. Through discourse analysis of transcripts of a video-recorded group supervision meeting, I illustrate how graduate level school counselors-in-training use language to construct alignments and teams. Discursive features that are identified and explicated include positive assessments of others, repetition, co-narration, constructed dialogue, and matching. In investigating these particular linguistic strategies, I emphasize how some of the major goals of group supervision (including feedback and reflection) are discursively expressed and reinforced amongst the school counselors-in-training.
Perrello, Christopher Sean, "Supportive Alignments & Teams in Group Supervision for School Counselors-in-Training" (2013). Communication and Rhetorical Studies - Theses. 5.