L. DiAnne Borders, PhD, is Burlington Industries Excellence Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches clinical supervision to doctoral students and supervises their supervision internships, and supervises master’s and doctoral clinical interns. She is co-author of The New Handbook of Counseling Supervision and over 100 other publications, including extensive research on developmental models of supervision and supervisor training issues. She has received several awards for her research as well as mentoring of students and junior faculty. She has been a journal editor and research editor, and served on a number of editorial boards for professional journals.
Dr. Borders was instrumental in the development of standards for counseling supervisors, a curriculum guide for training counseling supervisors, and ethical guidelines for the practice of counseling supervision, all endorsed by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and which were the foundation for the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential offered through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Most recently, she chaired an ACES taskforce that created an evidence-based statement of "best practices" in clinical supervision.
Dr. Borders has delivered workshops on supervision in Australia and Turkey, hosted international post-doctoral fellows seeking to expand their supervision knowledge and skills, consulted with various organizations about their clinical supervision practices and supervisor training materials, collaborated with supervisors in other professions (e.g., genetic counseling, sports counseling) on research and practice projects, and reviewed grant proposals for supervision projects submitted to funding agencies in the U.S. and abroad.