This practical guide provides support for mental health practitioners as they develop their approach to clinical supervision, drawing on the authors’ extensive experience of counseling and psychotherapy to bring readers into the ‘real world’ of clinical supervision.
Chapters introduce the essential responsibilities and tasks of a clinical supervisor and place emphasis on the development of a Competence Oriented Model of Clinical Supervision, upon which a philosophical foundation for supervision can be built. Integrating up-to-date research with case vignettes and practical resources, the text discusses philosophies of clinical supervision and explores themes that often define a supervisor’s contextual world, from professional ethics and legal issues, to the personal development of both the supervisor and the supervisee.
Affirming and encouraging professional development as well as identifying a range of common challenges, Clinical Supervision in the Real World is a key resource for aspiring clinical supervisors looking to build their own philosophy of supervision.
Part I. 1. What is Counseling/Psychotherapy? 2. What is Clinical Supervision? Part II. 3. What Do I Believe About Conducting Mental Health Care? 4. What Characterizes a Good Therapist? 5. What Do I Believe About Clinical Supervision? 6. What Are the Roles of the Clinical Supervisor and Supervisee? 7. How Do I Define a Good Clinical Supervisor? Part III. 8. Professional Ethics and Clinical Supervision 9. Law-Related Issues in Clinical Supervision 10. Training, Accreditation, Licensing, and Practice Among Supervisees 11. Supervisor Development 12. Supervisee Development 13. A Philosophy of Clinical Supervision 14. The Experience of Clinical Supervision 15. Administrative Tasks in Clinical Supervision Part IV. Creating a Philosophy of Clinical Supervision 16. Helpful Practices toward Developing a Philosophy of Clinical Supervision 17. Putting It All Together