Date of Award:


Document Type:


Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Human Development and Family Studies

Department name when degree awarded

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Committee Chair(s)

Scot M. Allgood


Scot M. Allgood


This research presents data gathered through a needs assessment regarding approved supervision in Utah. A sample of ISO therapists in Utah gave descriptive facts about the current need for supervision in Utah as well as the number of therapists that are willing to provide supervision. Additionally, therapists that are not currently approved supervisors indicated whether or not they would be willing to become approved supervisors, what would make the designation more appealing, and what would impede them from becoming an approved supervisor. Therapists in agencies also gave information regarding how agencies currently view marriage and family therapy interns and their willingness to support approved supervision in Utah. Finally, therapists were given an opportunity to express their opinions in two open-ended questions. The findings indicate that there is an abundance of supervisors willing to provide supervision and many therapists are willing to become supervisors. The study also shows that many therapists are reluctant to become approved supervisors because of the time and cost that are associated with the current supervision process.