Perceptions of the supervisory relationship: Recovering and non-recovering substance abuse counselors.

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The unique set of dynamics found in the substance abuse field (i.e., recovering and nonrecovering counselors and supervisors) calls for a separate examination of the supervisory relationship within this context. The authors examined differences in counselors' perceptions of the supervisory relationship based on counselor and supervisor recovery status, and the match or mismatch of counselor and supervisor recovery status. Substance abuse counselors (N = 547) working in a statewide public mental health system located in the Southeast rated satisfaction with supervision and reported perceptions of various dimensions of the supervisory relationship. Results of the 2 (counselor recovery status: nonrecovering and recovering) x 2 (supervisor recovery status: nonrecovering and recovering) multivariate analysis of variance indicated no significant differences in ratings of satisfaction or relationship dimensions based on either the counselors' or supervisors' recovery status. A significant interaction effect for counselor and supervisor recovery status (i.e., match or mismatch of recovery status) was found for all satisfaction and relationship measures.

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Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(3), 330-338.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Counselors, Substance abuse, Drug abuse, Recovery, Supervision, Management

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