Learning to think like a supervisor

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Several writers have suggested that a key to supervisor training is helping counselors assume the role and identity of a supervisor. In particular, they assert that a pivotal skill in this role transition is the cognitive shift from thinking like a counselor to thinking like a supervisor. This paper (a) contrasts the thoughts and behaviors of supervisors who have and have not made the role transition and (b) describes interventions that facilitate the cognitive shift. Included are illustrations drawn from the author's experiences as a supervisor educator in academic and inservice settings. It is suggested that effective supervisors think of their counselors as learners and of themselves as educators who create appropriate learning environments.

Additional Information

The Clinical Supervisor, 10(2), 135-148
Language: English
Date: 1993
counseling, intern supervision, supervisor training, cognitive shift

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