Utilizing Supervision for Supporting Home-Based Family Therapy Module

Module Sections:

Forming a Unified Framework

Differing Expectations and Agendas

Differing Expectations and Agendas

Using a delphi method surveying supervisors and supervisees in the field of MFT, White & Russell (1995) reviewed varying descriptions of supervision to determine common factors. Coupled together with Morgan & Sprenkle's (2007) work, the following descriptions reflect a unified framework describing the varying dimensions of the supervisory process.

Each section reflects qualities, tasks, and challenges associated with a factor contributing to the supervision process. Each factor has qualities, or traits, that reflect the descriptive aspects that provide a resource to the process. The tasks reflect the responsibilities and accomplishments that are achieved throughout the process. The challenges reveal the potential and anticipated issues requiring advanced planning and expected adaptations to the process of supervision. The supervisor and supervisee factors have an additional description of skills each needs to address the tasks and challenges throughout supervision.

We would encourage you to use the framework to consider each aspect of your supervision and then take steps to confirm or adapt your expectations, engagement, and evaluation of supervision. In the Applying the Framework section on the following pages, we will use the framework to address the therapist-supervisor vignette exploring the various dimensions of their supervision session.

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