Nurturing supervisees’ professional development and ensuring that clients receive excellent care are two main foci of good supervision. The role of the supervisor is to guide the supervisee and to help the supervisee progress in the development of skilled professional practice. It is the ultimate role of the supervisor to evaluate the supervisee’s work and to protect the safety of clients at all times.

Write a description of at least one challenge related to the practice of supervision with regard to (a) nurturing supervisees’ professional development and (b) ensuring that clients receive excellent care (if you have not experienced challenges as a supervisor, anticipate challenges that may arise). Then explain how you would address the challenges to ensure that you provide excellent supervision. Be sure to identify the foundational elements for superior supervision.

Readings

  • Bernard, J. M. (2006). Tracing the development of clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 24(1/2), 3–21.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • E. P. Shafranske (Eds.), Casebook for clinical supervision: A competency-based approach (pp. 3–15). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Falender, C. A., & Shafranske, E. P. (2004). Clinical supervision: A competency-based approach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Ch. 1, “The Practice of Clinical Supervision” (pp. 3–35)

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