Integrative and Postmodern Models in Supervision

PSC70020 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

The conceptual model that will be presented consists of the use of two frameworks: the “therapist operations in the supervisory
process” and “supervisor operations in the supervisory process”. This supervisory model is intended to encompass all the areas of
functioning and consideration in clinical supervision for both supervisors and supervisees regardless of the therapy method or clinical
approach. It is also possible to use this framework to compare and contrast different psychotherapy methods. There will also be
opportunities within which supervisors of clinical interns can plan, organize their approaches and strategies to supervision according
to the interns’ level of professional skills. In this session we will take time to explore the impact of Postmodern thought on society and
counseling, to introduce Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and explore how this model of therapy can help those we supervise to have
their own new, unique, individual and successful helping work. We will focus on being highly interactive, using group experiences and
role plays.
Unit Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this unit students should be able to:
1. Describe the basic concepts of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
2. Demonstrate solution building skills and solution focused techniques in supervision
3. Conduct a structured SFBT supervision session
4. Identify and distinguish the roles of therapist and supervisor in the supervisory context
5. Demonstrate skills in establishing rapport and contracting in supervision

Courses with unit

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