The Integrative Family Therapy Supervisor: A Primer

By Robert E. Lee; Craig A. Everett | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Chapter 13

Articulating Your Personal Model for Supervision

This chapter is more personal than the others. We intend to provide you with the opportunity to actually integrate and draft your "Philosophy of Supervision Paper" (AAMFT, 2002a). If you have completed our exercises and kept notes in a journal, and now follow our guidance in this chapter, we believe that your paper will almost write itself.

At the very beginning of this book we asked you to think about your best and worst supervisory experiences. We wanted to stir up those memories in the hope that they would make your subsequent reading more relevant and remind you of how much you already know about effective supervision: As consumers of supervisory services, you have had unique experiences of the good, the bad, and the ugly. We also wanted you to start getting in touch with your "inner supervisor," because this part of you surely influences how you construct your views and identity.

Now it is time to make your inner supervisor explicit in your written philosophy of supervision. Figley (2000a) has observed that for many Approved Supervisor Candidates the philosophy of supervision paper can become a major barrier. In fact, he offered a practical outline to which you may wish to refer for accomplishing this task. However, if you have read our chapters and completed our self-discovery and reflective exercises, you have already completed, in writing, much of what must be done. The task now is to reflect on, consolidate, and reference what you already have written. Overall, as you work through this chapter, remember that the philosophy statement is meant to be a highly personal document about what you believe with regard to supervision (Storm, 2000b). The personal pronoun "I" and the possessive pronoun "my" are expected and acceptable features. For example, your paper should be characterized by this kind of language: I believe…I prefer…My reasons are…My experience has been….


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Integrative Family Therapy Supervisor: A Primer


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 198

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?