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Clinical supervision is a form of professional supervision used in clinical psychology,counsellingand psychotherapy and other mental health disciplines. It consists of the practitioner meeting regularly with another professional, not necessarily more senior, but normally with training in the skills of supervision, to discuss casework and other professional issues in a structured way. This is often known as clinical or counselling supervision or consultation. The purpose is to assist the practitioner to learn from his or her experience and progress in expertise, as well as to ensure good service to the client or patient.

Clinical supervision is used by many other professions in health services and all therapists are now expected to have regular clinical supervision. C. Waskett (2006) has written on the application of solution focused supervision skills to either counselling or clinical supervision work.

Practising members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy[1] are bound to have supervision for at least 1.5 hours a month. Students and trainees must have it at a rate of one hour for every eight hours of client *contact.

Benefits of supervision

Main article: Benefits of clinical supervision

The effectiveness of clinical supervision

Main article: Effectiveness of clinical supervision

Supervision by speciality

  • Supervision in child psychology
  • Supervision in older adult work
  • Supervision in physical health psychology
  • Supervision in substance abuse counseling

Modes of supervision

Supervision sessions can be conducted in a number of different ways eg in individual or group setting

Main article: Modes of clinical supervision

Models or approaches to supervision

There are many different ways of developing supervision skills which can be helpful to the clinician or practitioner in their work. Specific models or approaches to both counselling supervision and clinical supervision come from different historical strands of thinking and beliefs about relationships between people.

Main article: Models of clinical supervision

Clinical supervision by therapeutic approach

  • Counselling supervision
  • Supervision in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Supervision in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Supervision in Gestalt therapy
  • Supervision in psychoanalysis
  • Supervision in psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Supervision in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Aspects of clinical supervision

  • Supervisor varaiables in supervision
  • Supervisee variables in clinical supervision
  • Interaction between supervisor and supervisee variables in clinical supervision

Ethical guidelines for supervisors

Because of the special nature of the supervisory relationship it is important that all supervisors are aware of and follow the ethical guidelines of their professional bodies

Main article: Ethical guidelines for supervisors

Professional issues for supervisors

  • Professional and personal boundary issues fo clinical supervisors
  • Confidentiality for clinical supervisors
  • Gender as an issue for clinical supervisors
  • Legal issues for clinical supervisors
  • Power issues in clinical supervision

Professional issues for supervisees

  • Confidentiality for clinical supervisees
  • Cultural issues for clinical supervisees
  • Professional and personal boundary issues fo clinical supervisees
  • Gender as an issue for clinical supervisees

Training of clinical supervisors

Supervision has become an area of growing importance for clinical training programmes

Main article: Training of clinical supervisors

See also


Key texts – Books

  • Bernard, J. M. and R. K. Goodyear (1998). Fundamentals of clinical supervision (2nd

Ed.). Boston, MA USA: Allyn & Bacon Inc. A classic text that provides a comprehensive account of supervision from an American perspective.

  • Bramley, W Supervisory Couple in Broad Spectrum Psychotherapy.Free Association Books. ISBN 1853433535
  • Carroll, M. and Tholstrup, M. (2001) (eds).Integrative Approaches to Supervision.Jessica Kingsley Publishers ISBN 1853029661
  • Carroll, M (1996) Counselling supervision: Theory, skills and practice. London: Cassell.
  • Carroll, .M. & Gilbert, ,M. (2005)). On being a supervisee: Creating learning partnerships. London: Vukani Publications.
  • Carroll, M., & Holloway, E (1999). Training Counselling Supervisors. London, Sage.

Discusses many aspects of training supervisors that will aid with the creation of new supervision courses

  • Copeland, S. (2006). Supervision in Organisations. London, Routledge. An aspect of

supervision that is often ignored is the context in which it takes place. This book provides an overview of the complexities of the organizational influences on therapy and supervision. Cutcliffe, J. R., Butterworth, T. & Proctor, B. (2001). Fundamental Themes in Clinical Supervision. London, Routledge. An edited British book that examines a range of themes that would be relevant to the IAPT programme.

  • Driver, C. and Martin, E. (Eds) (2002) Supervising Psychotherapy, London: Sage.

A standard text that looks at the issues relating to supervision from a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective and relevant to clinical supervision within all clinical services.

  • Driver, C and Martin, E. (Eds) (2005) Supervision and the Analytic Attitude, London:

Whurr Consideration of aspects of supervision such as the 'absent patient, interpretation, reverie etc.

  • Falender, C. A. and E. P. Shafranske (2004). What Makes for Good Supervision?

Washington, DC,US, American Psychological Association.An American perspective with a useful summary of supervisor competences

  • Fleming, I. & Steen. L. (2004). Supervision and clinical psychology. Hove: Routledge.
  • Hawkins,P & Shohet, R (2003). Supervision in the Helping Professions: an organisational, group and organisational approach; Open University Press, Maidenhead, 2nd ed. ISBN 0335201172
  • Hess, A.K. (1980). Psychotherapy supervision. New York:Wiley.
  • Inskipp,F * Proctor,B. (1993). The Art, craft and tasks of Counselling supervision, Part 1 – making the most of supervision, Cascade Publications ,
  • Inskipp,F * Proctor,B. (1995). The Art, craft and tasks of Counselling supervision Part 2 – becoming a supervisor.
  • Ladany, N., Friedlander, M. L., & Nelson, M. L. (2005). Critical events in

psychotherapy supervision: An interpersonal approach. Washington, DC:, American Psychological Association. This book brings together research on critical events in supervision and presents guidance on dealing with such events.

  • Lane, R., (1990) Psychoanalytic approaches to supervision. Brunner/Mazel. New York, NY.
  • Page,S & Wosket,V. (1995) Supervising the Counsellor: a Cyclical Model; Routledge, London & New York,
  • Milne, D. (in press). Evidence-based Clinical supervision. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

Current review of the literature underpinning supervision, together with practical advice about training and implementation within services.

  • Page, S., & Wosket, V. (2001). Supervising the counsellor: A cyclical model (2nd Ed.).

Philadelphia, PA, Brunner-Routledge. A well written book that provides a clear generic model of supervision that could be adopted in many contexts.

  • Proctor, B. (2000). Group Supervision: a Guide to Creative Practice. London, Sage.

Invaluable text for anyone using supervision groups.

  • IAPT Supervision Guidance December 2008 pdf
  • Scaife, J. (2008). Supervision in clinical practice; A practitioner’s guide. 2nd edition.

London, Routledge. A focus of mental health will make this good reading in relation to the IAPT programme.

  • Stoltenberg, C. D., & Delworth, U. (1987). Supervising counselors and therapists. San

Francisco, Jossey Bass.A classic text that uses the results of research into the developmental model of supervision to describe how supervisors might modify their approach to supervisees dependant on their stage of professional development.

  • Watkins, C. E., Jr., Ed. (1997). Handbook of psychotherapy supervision. New York,

John Wiley & Sons Inc. A book to be used as a reference to find relevant research into supervision and critique of supervision research methodologies.

  • Wheeler, S. (2003). Research on supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists: a

systematic scoping search. Rugby, BACP. Provides references to supervision research up until 2002.

  • Wheeler, S., & Richards, K. (2007). The impact of clinical supervision on counsellors

and therapists, their practice and their clients: a systematic review of the literature. Lutterworth, BACP. A review that focuses specifically on ways in which supervision impacts on therapists and clients.

Additional material – Books

Key texts – Papers

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  • Bernard, J., & Goodyear, R. (1992) Fundamentals of clinical supervision. Allyn & Bacon: Boston.
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  • British Psychological Society (2002) Criteria for the accreditation of postgraduate training courses in clinical psychology: Guidelines on Clinical supervision. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  • Burke, W., Goodyear, R., & Guzzard, C. (1998) Weakening and repairs in the supervisory alliance: a multiple case study. American Journal of Psychotherapy. 52 450-462.
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Cognitive therapy in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder following the Omagh bomb." Behavior Research and Therapy 40: 345-357. Reports that the outcome of therapy is greater for clients of therapists who have supervision than of therapists who do not have supervision.

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  • Hutt, C., Scott, J., & King, M. (1983) A phenomenological study of supervisees’ positive and negative experiences in supervision. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. 20 118-123.
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  • Landany, N, Brittan-Powell, C.S., & Pannu, R.K. (1997) The influence of supervisory racial identity interaction and racial matching on the supervisory working alliance and supervisee multicultural competence. Counselor Education and Supervision, 36 305-317. 183
  • Ladany, N. (2004). "Psychotherapy supervision: what lies beneath?" Psychotherapy Research 14(1): 1-19. A good summary of what we know about supervision through research.
  • Ladany, N. (1996). "Nature, Extent, and Importance of What Psychotherapy Trainees

Do Not Disclose to Their Supervisors." Journal of Counseling Psychology 43(1): 10-24. Article explores non disclosure in supervision. Negative reactions to the supervisor were the most frequent type of nondisclosure. Other reasons for nondisclosures were perceived unimportance, that the nondisclosure was too personal, negative feelings, and a poor alliance.

  • Ladany, N., & Friedlander, M. (1995) The relationship between the supervisory working alliance and trainees’ experience of role conflict and role ambiguity. Counselor Education and Supervision. 34 220-231.
  • Ladany, N., Walker, J., & Melincoff, D. (2000) Supervisory style: its relation to the supervisory working alliance and supervisor self-disclosure. Counselor Education and Supervision. 38 215-225.
  • Lambert, M. J. and E. J. Hawkins (2001). "Using information about patient progress in

supervision: Are outcomes enhanced?" Australian Psychologist Special Issue: Training in clinical and counselling psychology 36(2): 131-138. The authors present a conceptual framework for the routine assessment of patients and the delivery of feedback regarding patients' progress to therapists.

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Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 12, 91 – 94. Review of cognitive therapy supervision.

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Handbook of Psychotherapy Supervision. Wiley, New York, pp 114 – 133). Overview of supervision for cognitive therapy.

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Loganbill, C., Hardy, E., & Delworth, U. (1982) Supervision: a conceptual model. The Counselling Psychologist. 10 1 3-42.

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systematic approach to practice-based evidence in a psychological therapies service. Clinical psychology and psychotherapy, 10, 389 – 399. Describes how routine outcome measures can be employed throughout the service to inform practice and service improvement.

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level results in a meaningful way. In A Core Approach to Delivering Practice-Based Evidence. Eds. M. Barkham & G.E.Hardy, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester. Describes how routine outcome measures can be employed throughout the service to inform practice and service improvement.

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Standart, S. & Scott, J. (2006). Effectiveness of brief training in cognitive behaviour therapy techniques for palliative care practitioners. Palliative medicine, 20, 579 – 584. Describes training palliative care staff in simple CBT skills, with ongoing supervision and support.

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feedback to improve retention and outcome. Journal of Brief Therapy, 5, 19 – 28. Use of regular session feedback on clinical outcomes.

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supervision." British Journal of Clinical Psychology 39(Pt 2): 111-27. A systematic review of studies that have assessed objectively the impact of supervision and consultancy that gauges the effectiveness and methodological rigour of the studies.

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clinical supervision." British Journal of Clinical Psychology 41: 55-72. A qualitative study that describes in detail the process and outcome of supervision.

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supervision to therapy: A qualitative and quantitative N=1 analysis." Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 31(2): 193-202. The content and outcome evaluation describes and then assesses the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy supervision, in terms of its observed impacts on a trainee therapist supervisee and her patient.

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Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 8(2): 83-103. Discusses the supervision of cognitive psychotherapy and the supervision of therapists working with severely disturbed patients. Topics include a conceptualization of the supervisory process, supervision models and modalities, and supervision pitfalls.

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the Competences required to Deliver Effective Cognitive and behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36,129 – 148. Describes the development of the CBT competences framework.

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mental health of health workers? Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 449 – 480. Reviews the impact of working with clients with trauma on mental healthworkers.

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survey of UK cognitive behavioural psychotherapists accredited by BABCP. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 485 – 500. survey reporting the variability supervisor practice and training in the UK.

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development of a model for mental health nursing through grounded theory. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Qualitative study of attitudes and approaches of CBT course directors to supervision.

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attributable too therapists: A naturalistic study of outcomes of managed care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 914 – 923. Examines the contribution of therapist variability to clinical outcomes.

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dilemma." Psychodynamic Practice 12(3): 245-256. Discusses ways of managing supervisees who are themselves distressed by their life or their work.

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Additional material - Papers

  • Waskett, C The pluses of solution-focused supervision. , Vol 6, No 1.
  • Waskett, C (2006) The SF Journey, in Therapy Today, March , Vol 17, No 2, pp 40-42

  • NB Annotated references were prepared by Professors Graham Turpin and Sue Wheeler for the IAPT Programme December 2008 [2]

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