PY714 Supervising Counselors and Psychotherapists: A Comprehensive Approach (Rochester only) (3 cr.)
In this course, students learn and apply theoretical models and fundamental skills for supervision of counselors and psychotherapists. Goals of supervision and relationship roles are discussed and opportunities to examine one’s own developmental learning needs and styles are provided. Primary issues, ethical challenges, and research areas focused on the supervisory process from both the supervisor and supervisee standpoint are addressed, including multicultural awareness, transference and counter-transference, sexual and other attractions and gender misunderstandings.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills to conceptualize supervisory events and processes.
- Integrate current research on effective supervisor qualities and developmental level of supervisees according to various supervision theory models.
- Describe and employ supervision techniques and strategies that facilitate positive supervision outcomes and relationships.
- Explain the similarities and differences between basic counseling skills and basic supervision skills.
- Apply ethical principles to supervision.
- Apply professional psychological writing style.
- Articulate a personal theory of supervision and define personal style.
- Evaluate the cultural implications of supervision.
- Analyze current supervision process and needs, and articulate a process to continue development as a supervisor.
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