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Supervision Philosophy Statement

Clinical supervision is an intervention that is facilitated by a more experienced clinician to a counselor-in-training for the purpose of improving conceptualization and attending skills and building a counselor-in-training’s knowledge base. A part of clinical supervision is having the supervisor possess a philosophy of supervision. The philosophy statement provides a framework by which the supervisor conducts himself or herself as a professional in and out of the supervision session. The statement contains the following elements: an articulated theoretical style, a list of professional interests, one’s specific supervision style, and how feedback will be provided to the supervisee. These variables, which are discussed in further detail in the following paragraphs, act as a map to guide the supervisor.

A theoretical style assists the counselor with conceptualizing a ...

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