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ERIC Number: ED189483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
A Model of Clinical Supervision of Counseling.
Hennessy, Thomas C.
A clinical supervision model for counseling sessions is presented as a four-step sequence, incorporating a values framework based on the notion that continued personal growth is important not only to the counselee but also to the helping professional. The term, "clinical supervision," is defined as an in vivo observation of the counseling sessions (or videotapes of these sessions) in which detailed observational data are collected and shared in face-to-face interactions between the supervisor and the counselor. The four steps in the model consist of: (1) a pre-observational conference, focusing on the counselor's orientation to counseling, the goals of the counseling session, and the role of the supervisor in the counseling session; (2) observation by the supervisor, noting the holistic elements of the counselor/client interaction as well as what is not happening during the session; (3) analysis and strategy, reflecting and planning for the fourth step by examining issues, data, and goals of the counseling session; and (4) a supervisory conference, concentrating on professional issues and directions for future counseling sessions. Additionally, three types of supervisory conferences, i.e., those with and those without videotape recordings, and a summary at the conclusion of a series of counseling sessions, are discussed. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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