Developmental and Psychodynamic Models in Supervision

PSC70019 12.5 Credit Points Singapore


  • One semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit will discuss the basic assumptions underlying developmental models of supervision and survey several developmental
models of supervision which have current utility for supervisors and represent diverse developmental concepts. This unit will also
examine the four modes of thought adapted from Johnson-Laird (1988): inductive, associative, creative and self-inductive
thinking. Supervision within the psychodynamic model requires a sensitive distinction between training and treating the supervisee.
Supervisory interventions, self-esteem issues for the supervisee and the supervisor’s role and termination will also be
addressed. The understanding and application of the basic tenets of psychodynamic supervision will be reiterated through interactive
discussions of real-life situations and role-play. 
Unit Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this unit students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of developmental models in supervision
2. Identify the supervisory function within developmental models
3. Identify key components of effective supervision and motivating factors in supervision
4. Describe basic concepts in Psychodynamic Supervision
5. Identify and effectively respond to issues within the supervision “process” within practical examples

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision (GD-CLSUP) programs.