Outline Thoeries and Models of Supervision

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28/04/2015 Kelly Freeman 3187/1.2Outline theories and models of professional supervision | Supervision theories and practices began emerging as soon as counsellors started to train other counsellors (Bernard & Goodyear, 2009). Several different theoretical models have developed to clarify and support counselling supervision. The focus of early models of supervision had generally been based on counselling theories (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Adlerian or client-centered), but these orientation-specific models have begun to be challenged as supervision has many characteristics that are different to counselling. Competency as a counsellor does not automatically translate into competency as a supervisor, and when supervisee/supervisor orientations differ, conflicts may arise (Falender & Safranske, 2004). There are many different theories and models of professional supervision. The more I know about them and how they work the more tools I will have to enable me to do my job. One theory is transactional analysis, although not the most used for supervision I feel this can work well with my teams and enables them to understand ego’s and transactions enabling staff to self supervise and self monitor how they may be with service users. Supervision can support professional learning and development, it can also relate to monitoring, maintaining standards, and improving performance as part of effective clinical governance. Because the supervisor’s role may require working with new staff on complex, sensitive or other problems, conversations with new staff new to transactional analysis may be challenging or difficult. Transactional analysis can be useful when having conversations with staff, but in particular when working with new staff or situations that seem difficult. Transactional analysis techniques can help supervisors to listen and communicate
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