Utilizing Supervision for Supporting Home-Based Family Therapy Module

Module Sections:

Establishing a Common Ground

Models of Supervision

Models of Supervision

Among the clinical disciplines, several models have been developed reflecting varying approaches to supervision. Each model:

  • Conceptualizes the purpose of supervision
  • Describes guiding assumptions of the process
  • Suggests specific approaches

Morgan and Sprenkle (2007) reviewed the varying approaches to supervision and identified three main categories of supervision approaches including:

  • Clinical models
  • Conceptual models reflected in developmental models and social-role models
  • Objectives-based and feminist approaches that have influenced the development of supervisory models

As you review the varying types of supervision, we are hoping that you will become increasingly aware of the priorities for and expectations from effective supervision. We encourage you to consider the types of supervision you have received and ways to explore differing approaches that will provide you with a well-balanced supervisory experience over time.

In the next section we will provide a common list of objectives that can be used to guide your efforts to obtain the broadest-reaching supervisory experiences.

Audio Companion: Utilizing Supervision