Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-based Supervision

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Pub. Date: 2016-09-19
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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This concise text describes a trans-theoretical approach that has been the gold standard in supervisory practice for nearly two decades. The authors show readers how to identify, assess, and track the knowledge, specific skills, broad attitudes, and human values that undergird a series of professional competencies spanning the breadth of clinical practice.

Case examples illuminate the supervisory give-and-take as trainees develop competence in areas such as professional values, sensitivity to individual and cultural differences, ethical and legal standards, self-care, scientific knowledge and methods, applying evidence-based practice, and more. From practicum, to internship and general practice, the competency-based approach offers clear training goals that organize and focus the supervisor’s attention where it’s needed most. This book also includes dialogue from the authors’ supervision session with a real trainee as shown in the DVD Competency-Based Supervision.

Author Biography

Carol A. Falender, PhD, is coauthor of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach and Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns with Edward P. Shafranske, coeditor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach with Edward P. Shafranske, and coeditor of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach with Edward P. Shafranske and Celia J. Falicov. She was a member of the Supervision Guidelines Group of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and chair of the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA). She directed APA-approved internship programs at child and family guidance clinics for over 20 years. Dr. Falender is a fellow of APA and was president of APA Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. She is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, clinical professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, co-chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and chair of the California Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee.

Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychology, Muriel Lipsey Chair in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and director of the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. In addition, he serves as associate clinical professor of psychiatry (voluntary), School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine and maintains a clinical practice in Irvine, California. He has published widely in the field of clinical supervision. His books include Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender); Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns (with Carol A. Falender); Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender) and Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender and Celia J. Falicov). Dr. Shafranske is a fellow of APA (Divisions 12, 29, 36), served twice as president of APA Division 36, and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of psychology by the California Psychological Association. Having supervised graduate students, postdoctoral clinicians and psychiatric residents, he strives to make theory and research accessible to the everyday practice of clinical supervision.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Clinical Supervision Essentials Series
Part I. Foundations of Competency-Based Clinical Supervision
Chapter 1. Groundwork and Rationale
Chapter 2. Implementing Competency-Based Clinical Supervision and Best Practices
Chapter 3. Illustration: Excerpt From a Transcript of a Supervisory Session
Part II. Core Competencies and Applications in Supervision
Chapter 4. Multiculturalism and Diversity
Chapter 5. Addressing Personal Factors, Responsiveness, and Reactivity
Chapter 6. Ensuring Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Competence
Chapter 7. Supervisees Who Do Not Meet Professional Competence Standards
Chapter 8. Becoming a Supervisor and Enhancing Supervisor Expertise
Chapter 9. Transforming Clinical Supervision
Recommended Readings
About the Authors

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