Self-Check: Types of Listening Responses

1. Imagine this scenario: Your intern begins your supervisory session by stating to you, “I think I really failed to connect with the congregation when I preached on Sunday.  I have felt awful all week about what my message may have said to people!”

Try your response skills by clicking on the link below and working through this short exercise.

Self-Test: Listening Responses

2. Exercise for reflection after your intern arrivesWrite (and submit to the field education director) a verbatim of a supervision session you have had with your intern.  Label your responses using these categories.  How could you have modified your responses to provide more effective supervision?


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