IDM Supervision: An Integrative Developmental Model for Supervising Counselors and Therapists, Third Edition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

IDM Supervision

An Integrative Developmental Model for Supervising Counselors and Therapists, Third Edition, 1st Edition

By Cal D. Stoltenberg, Brian W. McNeill


320 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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The third edition of this book is an updated and expanded presentation of the widely used Integrative Developmental Model of Supervision. In contrast to other volumes on clinical supervision, Stoltenberg and McNeill present a comprehensive, time-tested, and empirically investigated model of supervision, rather than a broad summary of other existing or historical approaches. In addition to presenting a model of therapist development that spans beginning through advanced training, the book integrates theory and research from numerous perspectives, including learning, cognition, and emotion, as well as an up-to-date treatment of research directly addressing the supervision process. The model also examines the role of clinical supervision from an evidence-based practice perspective and addresses issues of common factors in therapy. The impact of cultural issues in supervision and training, as well as recent work in a competencies approach to supervision and trainee development, are also examined.


This is a classic book, now in its third edition, but the authors have taken great care to keep the material up-to-date and present very contemporary concerns and issues with supervision. I highly recommend that all supervisors and therapists have this on their bookshelves. Nadya A. Fouad, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

In this superbly written third edition, the authors have significantly enriched their unique and invaluable developmental approach to supervision. They do a masterful job in providing a lucid description of their integrative developmental model of supervision and its rich theoretical grounding. Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Chief Psychologist, Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System

The authors provide a practical yet scholarly approach to clinical supervision that recognizes the core of the process, as well as the variations introduced by the level of the practitioner's experience from neophyte, to advancec therapist. This book will be helpful to beginning as well as experienced clinical supervisors. Lawrence Shulman, MSW, EdD, Dean and Professor Emeritus, The University at Buffalo

Table of Contents

Theoretical Foundations. An Overview of the IDM. The Level 1 Therapist. The Level 2 Therapist. The Level 3 Therapist. The Supervisory Relationship. Nuts and Bolts of Supervision. Supervision Across Settings. Supervisor Development and Training. Ethical and Legal Issues. A Qualitative Examination of the IDM. Appendices.

About the Authors

Cal D. Stoltenberg, Ph.D., is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) and Division 43 (Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and co-editor of Social Processes in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (1987). He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association 2005 Distinguished Contribution of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award. Dr. Stoltenberg is a Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider in the state of Oklahoma

Brian McNeill received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Texas Tech University in Counseling Psychology, and is currently a Professor and Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology Program at Washington State University. He is the co-editor of The Handbook of Chicana and Chicano Psychology and Mental Health (2004), and the forthcoming Latina/o Healing Practices: Mestizo and Indigenous Perspectives. Dr. McNeill is a licensed Psychologist in the states of Washington and Idaho where he practices and consults.

About the Series

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Investigating Practice from Scientific, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives

This innovative series is devoted to grasping the vast complexities of the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

As a set of healing practices delivered in a context shaped by health delivery systems and the attitudes and values of consumers, practitioners, and researchers, counseling and psychotherapy must be examined critically.

By understanding the historical and cultural context of counseling and psychotherapy and by examining the extant research, these critical inquiries seek a deeper, richer understanding of what is a remarkably effective endeavor.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training