Common Factors: Supervisory Roles
The resulting matrix incorporates all three continua illustrating the varying types of supervision provided throughout the supervision process.
The supervisor provides differing types of roles to match the developmental level of the therapist as well as to address a range of supervisory or therapeutic issues. Each role suggests adjustments to the supervisor's approach, level of involvement, focus of supervision, and nature of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. Examples of supervisor roles include:
- Coach – The supervisor focuses on addressing specific clinical issues within a particular case or specific supervisory moment.
- Teacher – The supervisor focuses on knowledge development and conceptualizing broad clinical issues.
- Mentor – The supervisor facilitates the therapist's professional development addressing specific therapeutic interactions, self-of-therapist issues, and the supervisory relationship.
- Administrator – The supervisor attends to the therapist's development of broad ethical, legal, and other professional standards of care.
- Note a time when your supervisor has provided varying types of supervision: