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Supervision is an integral part of your training as a helping professional and is one of the ways in which you can acquire the competence needed to fulfill your professional responsibilities” (Corey,Corey, Callanan, (2011). A counseling supervisor has the responsibility of has the job or overseeing the trainee. There are four goals which the supervisor has in this capacity. One goal is promote development and growth of the trainee. The second goal is to protect the welfare of the client. The third goal is monitor the performance of the trainee and act as a gatekeeper for the counseling profession and lastly, a supervisor’s goal is to empower the trained to carry out these goals independently and professionally.
As a supervisor, ethical dilemmas may arise. A supervisor should never allow themselves to become romantically involved with their trainees. This is ethically wrong and is prohibited. Other issues which ethical dilemmas may arise are: supervisor is to ensure that trainee understands the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice set forth by the ACA and APA; Dual Relationships; Due Process in the way of both written and verbal feedback by both supervisor and trainee; Supervisor must provide trainee with a copy of the evaluation instrument used during the progress of the trainee; “Informed consent in supervision is as essential as informed consent in counseling practice” ((Corey,Corey, Callanan, (2011); Confidentiality of all records during this process; Vicarious Liability which means that ultimately the supervisor is liable for the trainee’s clients; Isolation which covers the supervisor consulting with peers regarding concerns; and Termination of Supervision which is the process of supervisor
I appreciate the way you have clearly described the four goals of the counseling supervisor. Supervision is a responsible job and the supervisors should always remember that their priority is to help the supervisees and also do the best for the clients.