Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2015

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee Chair

Dr. Delores Cleary

Second Committee Member

Dr. Jesse Nelson

Third Committee Member

Dr. Michael Ogden

Abstract

A program evaluation was done on the supervisor training at Central Washington University to obtain the perceptions of supervisors on cultural competency. Eighteen supervisors were interviewed. The results demonstrated supervisors’ support of incorporating cultural competency as part of their professional development. However, supervisors indicated the current supervisor training does not give them tools to interact effectively with diverse populations. Implications for including cultural competency skills for supervisors in higher education are discussed.