Description: This chapter looks at several segments of the supervisory relationship. The absolutely critical role of the supervisory relationship resonates throughout the literature on clinical supervision (Borders, 2005). Personal and interpersonal issues in supervision addressed include power and authority in the supervisory relationship, the role of a supervisee's and supervisor's values, issues of trust between trainees and their supervisors, and conflicts between supervisor and supervisee. We also address how supervisors might teach their supervisees to effectively deal with a range of challenges, such as coping with doubts and fears, recognizing personal needs, recognizing countertransference, and understanding diverse value systems of clients. Challenges for supervisors are examined, including helping supervisees deal with their anxiety and assisting supervisees in understanding the meaning of failures with their clients.
Define the role(s) of the clinical supervisor in the helping professions
Distinguish the relationship between supervisees and the supervisor
Source: Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide, Second edition by Gerald Corey, Robert Haynes, Patrice Moulton, Michelle Muratori
Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling,
California State University, Fullerton