Developing as a Clinical Supervisor: Competence, Style, and Self-Awareness

Training in the provision of clinical supervision has historically been an understudied and often underemphasized component of clinical training within medicine and health professions. It is challenging for new supervisors to develop competence and define their supervisory style without the benefit of focused education and training.

New supervisors may look for and benefit from guidance as they begin their roles as clinical supervisors.This 2.5-hour didactic is devised to assist faculty in teaching components of supervisory skill development and to help learners in the health professions explore their own developing approaches to providing clinical supervision.

The PowerPoint slides are devised to assist the workshop presenter, ideally with at least one other presenter, in delivering a didactic in a manner that engages the workshop participants in the material and encourages participation in group discussion. Presenters are provided with case examples in this presentation to supplement the novel material that participants may provide.

The target audiences for this presentation are trainees or junior faculty in clinical health professions (e.g., psychiatry, nursing) who have not yet supervised clinical trainees or are in their early career stage of supervisory duties and responsibilities.

The material was developed for Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows. However, the materials can be adapted for use for supervisors involved in training any clinical health professionals. Workshop presenters should construct case examples relevant to their audience, prior to the workshop.

Factors to consider in the development of these examples are identified in the “Discussion of case examples of complex situations” section of this Instructor’s Guide.

Type Course
CME Available No
Cost Free
Note 2013

Must be registered with MedEd Portal (Special Clearance Required)

Date of Resource 2013

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 21:   Understand the methods, roles and responsibilities of the process of clinical supervision of trainees.
      • 21a:   Engage in active reflection of one's own clinical supervision experiences.
      • 21b:   Identify resources to acquire skills to appropriately supervise trainees.
      • 21c:   Demonstrate understanding of the dynamics and responsibilities of the supervisor/supervisee relationship.