An ACPE Academy Webinar

Behavioral Outcomes of Supervisory CPE  
Presenter(s): Judith R. Ragsdale
Presented on: September 30, 2015

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Webinar Description:
When one enters the Certification process as a Supervisory Education Student (SES), the journey is filled with opportunities for growth, reflection and transformation.  Attaining the status of Associate Supervisor is an achievement to be lauded and celebrated. Having a research-based theory to guide supervisors in their work with SESs could prove useful. This study is the third in a series of research studies conducted for the purpose of developing a theory for educating CPE supervisors.

Over the past 16 months, Dr. Judy Ragsdale, along with several ACPE supervisory colleagues Johnny Bush, Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, Rod Seeger and Chuck Orme-Rogers conducted a study that identified key behavioral outcomes of SES's that had a positive impact on their process of becoming certified as an Associate Supervisor.  Through interviews with twenty-eight ACPE Certification Commissioners and using the qualitative research methodology of grounded theory, the research team identified twelve key themes and developed descriptors for each one.

In this webinar, Dr. Ragsdale will highlight the key themes, explore the various descriptors and facilitate a conversation that will enable those engaged in the education of SESs to utilize the findings of the research as they further develop and refine the theories and methodologies currently in place.  


Judith R. Ragsdale, M.Div., Ph.D. is the Director of Education and Research of the Department of Pastoral Care and Assistant Professor of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. You may contact her at

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