Providing Clinical Supervision for Home-Based Family Therapists Module

Module Sections:

Dos and Don'ts

  • DO work to establish and maintain a solid working supervisory relationship.
  • DO use basic communication skills and active listening.
  • DO provide empathy and support.
  • DO strive to empower the supervisee.
  • DO foster the professional development of supervisees.
  • DO respect and maintain interpersonal boundaries.
  • DO use an informed consent and contract for clinical supervision.
  • DO monitor-observe in-session behaviors and give feedback.
  • DO pay attention to the –isms and other microaggressions.
  • DO focus on supervisee competencies vs impairments.
  • DO focus on supervisees attaining minimal level competencies.
  • DO document what transpires in supervision, problems encountered and resolved, intervention and skill competencies and deficiencies.
  • DO what you know is right.
  • DO work to bridge the science and practice of clinical supervision.
  • DO read the clinical supervision literature.
  • DO learn and use supervisory skills.
    • Trust yourself, trust your supervisees, trust the process of therapy, and trust the process of supervision.
  • Do NOT neglect diversity issues and the “-isms”
  • Do NOT avoid confronting fears and anxieties about being a man or woman in a position of authority, power, and privilege.
  • Do NOT provide inadequate or harmful clinical supervision.
  • Do NOT let somebody else continue to provide inadequate supervision or harm to their supervisees.