Description: In this chapter we describe the characteristics of effective supervisors. We also asked our contributors to share their perspectives on this topic and to describe the "ideal" supervisor. We adapted that information into the characteristics of the "effective" supervisor. The ideal is something that we strive for, whereas being effective is something we can actually accomplish. In addition, we describe some of the struggles of new supervisors. The chapter concludes with some thoughts on fi nding your own style as a supervisor and developing a plan for how to proceed beyond this book in becoming an effective supervisor.
Identify the key characteristics demonstrated by effective supervisors
Contrast the supervisor's knowledge and skill versus his or her interpersonal skills
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