A critical evaluation of one model of supervision
There are a number of different models of supervision, for example, the clinical supervision that consists of three models.
The Integrative Model this is when different approaches are merged together. There are three roles with three areas of focus, which are a teacher, a consultant, and a counselling role. These three roles are task-specific for the purpose of identifying issues in a counselling session.
The Development Model is when the supervisees are continuously growing and changing, there are three main levels of this supervision, the beginning, supervisees are dependent on their supervisor to diagnose and understand their clients by explaining their client’s behaviour, attitudes and establish plans for intervention.
The intermediate level, the supervisee depends on their supervisor for understanding of difficult clients but there would be resistance, avoidance and conflict between the supervisor and the supervisee as the supervisee grows. Lastly the advance level is where the supervisee functions independently, seeking consultation when appropriate. This model focuses on the supervisees identifying their own strengths and growth areas.
The Orientation-Specific Model, the same counselling approach is used within the supervision process.
The most commonly used model I have found is The Seven Eyed Model or The Double Matrix, which was developed, by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet in 1985. It concentrates more on the actual sessions and how they develop between the client and counsellor than any other supervision model. The aim of the supervisor is to help the supervisee pay attention to the client, the choices the client is making. This model is divided into two supervision styles. The first being that attention is paid on the reports, notes written by the supervisee or taped recordings of the sessions, the other on how the here and now experiences are reflected in the supervision process. These...