An Effective Model Of The Counseling Model In The Behavioral Model

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Counseling supervision is a process of training that involves a supervisor monitoring and evaluating an internship or practicum student’s performance and the quality of service provided associated with learning and skill development experiences (Corey et.al, 2011). In this professional experience, a supervisor designs a supervision model to train the supervisee on therapeutic techniques as well as ethical issues that may be encountered within a professional counseling setting. After researching several methods of supervision, the behavioral model approach along with the developmental model approach proves to be an effective model for and counseling supervision. The Behavioral Model is also known as the Cognitive-behavioral supervision approach…show more content…
The stages of the Developmental Model involved different levels of resistance from the supervisee due to a lack of competence (Lee, 2013). It is important for the supervisee to be constantly aware of transference and anxiety related to the supervision experience. For example, in the beginning I felt very incompetent due to my lack of experience which made me resistant to learning new information. Supervisees’ are learning a tremendous amount of information at one time and it takes time to process the information. This model emphasizes the importance of processing information and emotions throughout the counseling supervision that ultimately leads to more competence within the supervisee. Consequently, the supervisor modifies the intensity/nature of supervision based on supervisee growth and may take on the role of teacher, consultant, and counselor throughout the process of supervision (Lee,…show more content…
Supervisors are ultimately both ethically and legally responsible for actions of their trainees (Corey et.al, 2011). Supervisors should specify the responsibilities and expectations of both parties in the supervisory relationship in order to avoid boundary issues (APA, 2014). The supervisees and supervisor expectation for the supervisory relationship should be discussed and agreed upon. Ethical considerations need to be address to provide behavioral guidelines to supervisors, to protect supervisees from undue harm or neglect, and to ensure quality of client care (Corey et.al, 2011). The style/quality of interactions between supervisor and the practicum student is important in establishing a collaborative working relationship that encourages self-reflection and evaluation for the supervisees. As a result, the supervisor must make time to evaluate, give feedback, and process information after supervisory

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