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Supervision, Developmental Model

The developmental model of supervision is based on the premise that supervisees follow a pattern of growth throughout the supervision process. As the supervisor provides feedback and support, the supervisee progresses from one level to the next. Therefore, the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee is paramount to the development of the supervisee. From among the various models of supervision, Cal Stoltenberg and Ursula Delworth’s developmental model highlights how the supervisor guides the supervisee through the levels of supervision and eight growth areas. The developmental model of supervision is particularly relevant to counseling families because it outlines a growth process for both the supervisor and supervisee that can be used to facilitate the growth process for families as well. This entry focuses on the ...

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