Peer-group consultation: professional development & mentoring for speech language pathologists
Carey-Sargeant, CL, Mathisen, BA & Carey, LB 2017, 'Peer-group consultation: professional development & mentoring for speech language pathologists', presentation at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles Convention Center, California, USA.
The speech pathology profession acknowledges the need for professional development. There are well-established protocols and networks available for therapists seeking individual support (e.g., mentoring, supervision) however, there has been minimal attention paid to professional group learning which is non-hierarchical. This paper will explore the possible benefits and limitations of peer consultation in a group context – or "peer group consultation" - as an alternative to customary forms of professional development.