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ERIC Number: ED255803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Cognitive-Structural Approach to Counselor Supervision.
Southern, Stephen
A cognitive-structural model for counselor supervision, derived from advances in cognitive psychology, is proposed for facilitating trainee conceptual development and self-efficacy. Within the model, there are recommendations for matching structure in the supervisory relationship to the conceptual complexity and self-efficacy levels of the counselor-in-training. Matching is accomplished through strategies designed to strengthen conceptual schemata and enhance communication, such as empathy and self-as-a-model, and to create cognitive dissonance and promote conceptual development, such as confrontation and dialectic. Cognitive-structural supervision is discussed in terms of personal practice theory construction. The Freud-Jung relationship is treated as an example of an incompletely developed supervisory relationship. The ultimate aid of supervision according to the proposed approach is existential-developmental collaboration and equity in supervision. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A