Purpose And Goals Of Counseling Supervision

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Unit 3 Purpose and Goals of Counseling Supervision ElizaBell D. Hall COUN 5004 – Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors August 2, 2015 Professor Mee-Gaik Lim Purpose and Goals of Counseling Supervision Clinical supervision is very essential for the growth of counseling interns, whether it is on a more professional or personal level. With that being noted, the purpose of supervision may vary according to the helping profession. Simply put, clinical supervision aid interns in cultivating skills they have already acquired prior to and during supervision, theorizing clients’ processes or progression, and essentially having compassion for their clients (Boswell, Polonyi, & Watts, 2013). Moreover, clinical supervision not only aids growth and enhance skills but the growth of the counseling trainee is evaluated professionally (Boswell, Polonyi & Watts, 2013), which provides ongoing feedback that allows the counseling trainee the prospect to correct any insufficiencies, and to advise them within the realm of ethical and legal practice (Remley & Herlihy, 2014). Remley and Herlihy (2014) asserted that the goal of supervision could be to promote the supervisee’s skilled progress and safeguard the well-being of the client, while the supervisee is emerging the competence to work autonomously (342) in which counselor competence is characterized by eight areas: “intervention skills competence, assessment techniques, interpersonal assessment,
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