Constructing and validating subscales
The self-assessment that is the foundation of supervision planning should be conducted using a competencies measure, described later in this course.
Contextually, supervision consists of relationships among client(s), supervisee (therapist), supervisor, clinical setting of therapy, community, and the associated influences of culture/diversity in its broadest sense (ethnicity, religion, race, gender, gender identity, educational level, age, etc.) and the discipline(s) in which one is practicing.
It entails the transmission of knowledge and art, mentoring, gatekeeping, monitoring and evaluating, and developing a relationship that serves as the foundation for the process.
It is the way the profession is communicated and transmitted from generation to generation of practitioners.
The trainee is now evaluated against a standard rather than in comparison to others.Through competency-based supervision, and a strength-based orientation, many supervisee problems will be prevented.An emphasis upon assets, supplemented with encouragement in areas of lesser strength, provides for the sturdiest supervisory relationship – one that can sustain stress and flourish with constructive feedback. Competency-based supervision includes: 1) the identification of competencies that are profession- and setting-specific; 2) an initial assessment of the supervisee’s level of competencies including knowledge, skills, and attitudes/values; (please note that attitudes and values are often overlooked); 3) the establishment of a supervisory relationship; and 4) the construction of a supervision contract which describes supervisory expectations, identifies goals and objectives of the training sequence and how ongoing evaluation and feedback will be given throughout to support their development, and at completion of the supervision sequence.Major roles of the supervisor are protection of the public, including the supervisees’ clients, and gatekeeping for the professions, ensuring that only suitable individuals enter the respective professions.These supervisory roles may seem inherently inconsistent and require substantial articulation and attention.
It was a skill passed from generation to generation of clinicians.