ERIC Number: ED397379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-15
Structured Group Supervision: A Model for Supervisors of School Psychology Students and Practitioners.
Bahr, Michael; And Others
Two national surveys found that the supervision needs of practicum students, interns, and practitioners in school psychology were underemphasized in the training of counselors. This paper focuses on the M. P. Wilbur and others (1991) Structured Group Supervision Model (SGSM) and how it has been used with a variety of supervisees in counselor education and counseling psychology, as well as practicum students in school psychology. The SGSM comprises five, highly structured phases. In Phase 1, Request for Assistance, a supervisee introduces a problem or difficult case and asks for specific help with the case. Phase 2, Questioning and Identification of Focus, involves a round of questioning by group members. Phase 3, Feedback and Statements, permits group members to provide suggestions to the presenter. Phase 4, the Pause Period, allows those present to reflect upon suggestions, and Phase 5, Supervisee Response, follows with the presenter reacting to the group's suggestions and evaluating them. Finally, Phase 6, the optional Discussion Period, permits the group to reflect upon and discuss the process the group followed in conducting the case. Groups typically complete a case in 60-90 minutes. Although SGSM's roots lie in counseling and psychotherapy, the process is well suited to a variety of supervision issues in school psychology. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (Atlanta, GA, March 12-16, 1996).