ERIC Number: ED444077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
A Literature Review of Gender Issues in Supervision: Power Differentials and Dual Relationship.
This review of recent literature suggests that there exist gender-based problems in counselor training supervision. Several of these problems are discussed in this paper. Though opinions of counselors appear, for the most part, to support stereotypes, actual measurements of supervisor behaviors suggest that stereotypical definitions may not always be based in fact. While some female supervisors may misunderstand power in the supervisor role, some male supervisors appear to misunderstand the supervisory relationship. The problems associated with power differentials between supervisor and supervisee are examined in this paper. Responses to these problems from the counselor educator community are also discussed. These areas of concern for both male and female supervisors can allow understanding, as supervision evolves, to develop programs and supervisory skills which provide an optimum environment for learning and a safe environment for counselor trainee growth in interrelational skills. (Contains 33 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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