A Guide to Clinical Supervision

A Guide to Clinical Supervision

The Supervision Pyramid

1st Edition - January 8, 2021

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  • Authors: Loredana-Ileana Viscu, Clifton Edward Watkins Jr
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217177
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217184

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A Guide to Clinical Supervision: The Supervision Pyramid provides a combined view of theory and research-based, step-by-step guidelines for conducting supervision. This book focuses on one main tool, The Supervision Pyramid, a clear and dynamic model covering multifacets of the supervisory process. It provides readers with a system of competencies within the current framework of competency based learning and evaluations within training standards. Case examples, sample forms, questions for reflection and group activities are included throughout the book. Each chapter connects the Supervision Pyramid with practical activities, while also providing a detailed summary at the end of each chapter.

Key Features

  • Outlines the standard of competencies for clinical supervisors
  • Breaks down the teaching strategies used in the Supervision Pyramid
  • Presents methodologies, results and an analysis of conducted studies


Psychotherapy students, counselling students, psychotherapists, counsellors and psychotherapy and counselling Supervisors

Table of Contents

  • 1. The First Supervision Session - Preparing the Way
    2. The Competencies Standard for the Therapist and the Clinical Supervisor. The Competencies Schema
    3. The Supervision Pyramid - A Tool for Supervision
    4. Strategies Used for Every Level of the Supervision Pyramid
    5. Constructivism in Clinical Supervision. The Supervision Pyramid and the Constructivist Paradigm of Learning
    6. Benefits, Difficulties in Using the Supervision Pyramid from the Supervisees’ Point of View
    7. The Rupture and Repair of the Supervision Alliance: When? At What Level? How? In the Supervision Pyramid

Product details

  • No. of pages: 110
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: January 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217177
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217184

About the Authors

Loredana-Ileana Viscu

Loredana-Ileana Vıscu is a psychologist and a psychotherapist, a university professor at the, Tibiscus University of Timisoara, Romania. Her professional experience includes, among others, the domains of Integrative Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Transactional Analysis, applied at the Private Psychology Office and as vice-president of the Association of Integrative Research, Counselling and Psychotherapy (where she activates as trainer and supervisor).

Affiliations and Expertise

Tibiscus University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania

Clifton Edward Watkins Jr

Clifton Edward Watkins, Jr., received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton. His primary professional interests focus on psychotherapy supervision and psychoanalytic theory, practice, and research. His specific supervision interests focus on psychoanalytic, trans-theoretical, and common factors perspectives. He is editor of the Handbook of Psychotherapy Supervision (1997) and co-editor (with Derek Milne) of the Wiley International Handbook of Clinical Supervision (2014). He is a Fellow of Divisions 29 (Psychotherapy) and 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

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  • Cornean C. Wed Jan 13 2021

    A most interesting tool for supervisors and supervisees

    Being a close viewer of all the effort put into compiling all chapters of this book by both authors, I can only recommend this wonderful material to all people interested in the training and supervision of psychologists and psychotherapists