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Submitted By baytheria
Words 804
Pages 4
Altheria Stevens Delaney
Walden University

The job of a supervisor of a mental health professional counselor encompasses many roles and responsibilities. Many supervisors subscribe to different supervision models, however this paper focuses on the discrimination model and will explain how to apply each of the supervisory roles with the case of Michael, the supervisee in the case study. This paper will also incorporate a description and justification of a skills that is most relevant to the role. Lastly, I will explain the supervisor’s role and skill set as noted in the discrimination model of supervision.
Applying and Explaining Supervisory Roles
This is where you introduce the ideas of effective characteristics and behaviors. Be sure to support your points with the learning resources. Using multiple resources will support your points further.
Supervisors of mental health professionals train, mentor, teach, encourage and challenge counselors who are new to the field (Young & Bashman, 2010). They are individuals that have been counseling for a while, who take time out to guide and assist people that are new to field (Young & Bashman, 2010). There are many roles and responsibility that a supervisor has and a number of theories that they may incorporate into their personal doctrine. The discrimination model is a theory that includes three skills (intervention, conceptualization and personalization) and roles (teacher, counselor, and consultant) that one uses as a supervisor.
Michael is mental health internship student that has been working with the clinical director for 2 months. Michael has been having some difficulty with his level of confidence in his ability to effectively counsel, guide and aid his present client. He is also struggling with his comfort level with some of the things that his client has said and with his...