Using a mixed methods design, we surveyed 117 counselor educators to explore their clinical practices and their perceptions of the impact of clinical practice on teaching, supervision, research, and service. The results indicate that clinical practice had the greatest influence on their supervision and teaching. A negative relationship between years served as a counselor educator and hours engaged in counseling was found. Through qualitative analysis, we identified several themes related to counselor educators' decisions to engage in clinical practice, among them staying relevant, enhancing teaching and supervision, and staying current in the field. Implications for counselors and counselor educators are discussed.

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