chapter  9
Group Work Supervision
ByRICHARD L. HAYES and JAMES TRES STEFURAK
Pages 18

Many of the skills and methods used within a group setting are no dierent than those used by all counselors and supervisors in any setting. e same may be said of the general knowledge and skills that any counselor brings to the tasks of helping. Yet being the supervisor of counselors in a group is not the same as supervising them individually, any more than group counseling is merely the counseling of individuals in a group. Moreover, the supervision of counselors who are learning group facilitation skills provides challenges and opportunities that make special use of the parallel process and group dynamics operating in this form of supervision. Adding to these challenges is the dearth of empirical research on the supervision of group work, in general, and the supervision of novice group workers, in particular (Rubel & Okech, 2006).