Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy articulates a practical, theoretical approach to supervision that integrates salient elements of a number of diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives from the fields of human development, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to assist in facilitating supervisee growth and change from a constructivist framework. This constructive approach to supervision is designed to serve as a practical, integrative meta-theory for supervisors of any theoretical orientation. For readers who already identify with constructivist ideas, this book will provide a theoretical grounding for their work, along with strategies to deepen their clinical practice. For those who are new to constructivist thinking, this book offers an innovative possibility for conceptualizing their role as clinical supervisors and alternative interventions to consider during times of impasse.
Douglas A. Guiffrida, PhD, is associate professor in the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. He is an approved clinical supervisor, a nationally certified counselor, and a licensed mental health counselor in New York State.
Foreword Bernard Preface 1. A Brief Introduction to Constructivist Counseling, Development, and Learning 2. Influential Theories of Psychotherapy 3. The Process of Constructivist Clinical Supervision 4. Reflective Activities 5. Assessment 6. Answers to Common Questions about Constructive Clinical Supervision Appendix