Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision, 6th edition

Published by Pearson (January 12, 2018) © 2019

  • Janine M. Bernard Syracuse University
  • Rodney K. Goodyear University of Southern California


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For courses in Clinical Supervision.

The standard for clinical supervision

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach that makes it the most highly cited publication in the field and an authoritative resource for anyone seeking certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Retaining its accessible style, the 6th Edition includes additional coverage of multicultural supervision and competence, emerging supervision models, use of technology in supervision, new sections on group work and ethics, increased attention to client outcomes and a significant focus on supervision beyond training.

Hallmark features of this title

  • Enjoys an exceptional reputation as the leading supervision book, making it the most cited book on supervision.
  • Covers the essential topics a supervisor needs to know, including the major models of supervision, legal and ethical issues, administrative issues, and different supervision modalities.
  • Contains all content areas required for certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor, offering a complete review (and informed appraisals) of all leading models, interventions, and research.
  • Provides a scholarly balance and interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on supervision's central themes in addition to contributions from the fields of psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work.

New and updated features of this title

  • NEW: Offers 2 new comprehensive Case Studies in Supervision to allow students to see concrete examples of concepts presented in the text (Appendix A).
  • UPDATED: Includes increased attention to use of technology, including a detailed section on ROM supervision.
  • UPDATED: Offers new focus on supervision beyond training in a totally reconceived Chapter 12 to help move practitioners from competence to expertise.
  • UPDATED and EXPANDED: Includes the 1-of-a-kind Supervision Toolbox with sample contracts, supervision agreements, descriptive criteria for professional performance, inventories and more. In addition to tried-and-true methods, new tools include the latest assessment instruments (Appendix B).

PART I: Introduction and General Approaches to Supervision

  1. Introduction to Clinical Supervision
  2. Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-Based and Developmental Models
  3. Supervision Models: Process Models and Second-Generation Models

PART II: Dimensions of the Supervision Relationship

  1. Supervisory Relationships: Triadic and Dyadic Systems
  2. Supervisory Relationships: Supervisee and Supervisor Factors
  3. Multicultural Supervision

PART III: The Delivery of Clinical Supervision

  1. Organizing the Supervision Experience
  2. Individual Supervision
  3. Group Supervision and Live Supervision

PART IV: Professional Responsibilities of Clinical Supervisors

  1. Evaluation
  2. Ethical and Legal Foundations for Supervision Practice

PART V: Supervising Practitioners

  1. Facilitating Career-Long Professional Development


  1. Supervision Case Studies
  2. Supervision Toolbox


Name Index

Subject Index

About our authors

Janine M. Bernard, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Counselor Education at Syracuse University, a licensed mental health counselor in NY, and a nationally certified Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Bernard is the author of the well-known Discrimination Model of supervision and has published extensively in the area of clinical supervision. Dr. Bernard has made presentations on a variety of topics in supervision throughout the US and Canada, and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association, served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Board for Certified Counselors, and was recently given the Legacy Award by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Rodney Goodyear, Ph.D., is a Professor and Department Chair at the University of Redlands as well as Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California. He was the 2015 President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Clinical supervision has been a primary focus of his scholarship. He was a member of the task group that developed the American Psychological Association's clinical supervision guidelines, and he received the American Psychological Association's 2015 award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training. He has been increasingly active in the training of supervisors internationally, including multi-year work with the Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institution in Wuhan, China.

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