SLP Podcast Ep 24 – CF Supervision Advice for the Mentee and Mentor – Shirley Padilla-Martinez MA, CCC-SLP

July 20, 2020

In this week’s episode, we welcome special guest, Shirley Padilla-Martinez MA, CCC-SLP, to discuss her experience as a Clinical Fellowship Supervisor and provide guidance to both aspiring Clinical Fellows and Supervisors. Shirley highlights her learnings from a long SLP career, the characteristics of successful CFs and CF Supervisors, how to best prepare for both positions, and much more.

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We Discuss

  • Introductions and overview of Shirley’s roles throughout her career (02:14);
  • Shirley’s transition from therapist to CF Supervisor (07:20);
  • Shirley’s learnings from supervising large groups of one profession (11:56);
  • Specific characteristics of a successful CF (15:23);
  • What a prospective CF can do to prepare themselves for a great experience (19:54);
  • Preparing yourself as a CF Supervisor (24:03);
  • Additional resources for CFs and CF Supervisors (27:36);

About Shirley Padilla-Martinez MA, CCC-SLP

Shirley Padilla-Martinez MA, CCC-SLP, has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since February of 1990. She graduated with her Master of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1989—she went on to earn a certificate in Linguistically Diverse Education from Regis University in 2014.

Shirley has worked for the Development Disabilities Resource Center serving the severe/profound student population, Nova Care (Long Term Care Geriatrics), Craig Hospital for Head and Spinal Cord Injured Patients with TBI patients, and with Jefferson County Public Schools for the past 25 years.

Shirley was the Southwest Metro Regional Representative on the Speech-Language Advisory Council for the Colorado Department of Education. She represented SLPs from Jefferson County, Gilpin County, Platte Canyon, and Clear Creek Counties over 10 years. She also sat on the Colorado Bilingual SLP Providers Group for the state for over 7 years.

Shirley retired from Jefferson County in May of 2019. She had planned to retire fully, but she has continued to work part-time as an SLP at a neighborhood charter school during the COVID-19 Pandemic. To date, Shirley continues her work as a CF Supervisor for traveling SLPs through Advanced Schools.

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Produced by Jonathan Cary

Music and Editing by Aidan Dykes

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