chapter  5
Supervision-Based Integrative Models of Counselor Supervision
BySHIRLEY A. HESS, KURT L. KRAUS
Pages 20

It is likely most of us have heard clinicians or supervisors utter statements such as, “I conceptualize from an existential philosophy but my practice is technically eclectic,” “I use a variety of theoretical perspectives and techniques when I counsel and supervise,” or “It really doesn’t matter what theoretical model I follow, because one model is as eective as the next, and my approach is based on the needs of my supervisees.” ese statements reect the evolution of supervision practice’s movement beyond the adherence to a particular theory and its corresponding techniques to the mixing and blending of existing theories and techniques that may well result in the creation of new theoretical models. e construction and use of such integrative supervision methods may allow supervisors exibility and more options for addressing multiple supervision situations than does one approach with a more narrow range of techniques and interventions (Bradley, Gould, & Parr, 2000).