Utilizing Supervision for Supporting Home-Based Family Therapy Module

Module Sections:

Common Factors

COMMON FACTORS

Supervisor Factors

 

Qualities and skills

Personal maturity, emotionally healthy, enjoys supervisory responsibility, provides a role model, possesses technical and relationship skills

Tasks

Coach, teacher, mentor, administrator

Challenges

Establishes a collaborative and hierarchical balance that matches the supervisee development and is responsive to varying therapeutic issues

Supervisee Factors

 

Qualities and skills

Personal maturity, emotionally healthy, accepts role as supervisee, cognitive abilities, possesses technical and relationship skills

Tasks

Remains teachable, constant learner, provides ethical and legal practice, uses supervision to support clinical work

Challenges

Proactively manages stressors and the potential for burnout and compassion fatigue, maintains appropriate professional and personal boundaries

Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship Factors

 

Qualities

Positive, trusting, respectful relationship

Tasks

Use of warmth, humor, support, and genuineness

Challenges

Minimizes the influences and potential exploitation of multiple relationships

Supervisory Interaction Factors

 

Qualities

Open discussions, shared insights and perspectives, responsive 

Tasks

Utilizes various techniques to facilitate the growth and development of the supervisee, establishes a contract that explicitly addresses supervisor and supervisee expectations of the interactions within and the outcomes of supervision

Challenges

Indirect communication, avoidance of personal or professional issues, roles lack clarity

Contextual Factors

 

Qualities

Values, supervision contract, agency policies, collegial relationships

Tasks

Intentionally address assumptions, biases, and meaning of varying contexts of practice and supervision, collaborative contracting

Challenges

Lack awareness of supervisory, agency, family, community variables

Audio Companion: Utilizing Supervision