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Supervisor Perceptions of Relational Competence: Core Components and Developmental Considerations

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study aimed to explore clinical supervisors’ perspectives on the components of the relationship

    competency. The constituents of relational competence have been articulated by expert committees, and

    the present study sought to add to this literature through understanding these competencies from

    Australian field supervisors’ perspectives. In the present study, supervisors were asked to provide

    relational competence definitions and specific behavioral markers they use in assessing supervisee

    competence within their supervision practice. They were then asked to describe the developmental

    trajectory of relational competence among their supervisees, ranging from novice to intermediate and

    expert stages. Similarities and notable differences between previous expert panels and the current sample

    were observed in comparing data on the development of relational competence. A unique aspect of this

    study is that compared with previous expert panels, the current sample greatly emphasized the ability to

    understand relational data in the moment and to speak directly about the therapeutic relationship with the

    client. The results of this study offer useful, in-depth descriptions of supervisee progress in the

    development of relational competence. Consideration of competence markers within a sequential trajectory

    offers a useful map for the ongoing development and evaluation of these abilities.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Calvert, F. L., Deane, F. P., Crowe, T. P. & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2018). Supervisor Perceptions of Relational Competence: Core Components and Developmental Considerations. Training And Education In Professional Psychology, 12 (3), 135-141.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85049241061

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 135

End Page


  • 141

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study aimed to explore clinical supervisors’ perspectives on the components of the relationship

    competency. The constituents of relational competence have been articulated by expert committees, and

    the present study sought to add to this literature through understanding these competencies from

    Australian field supervisors’ perspectives. In the present study, supervisors were asked to provide

    relational competence definitions and specific behavioral markers they use in assessing supervisee

    competence within their supervision practice. They were then asked to describe the developmental

    trajectory of relational competence among their supervisees, ranging from novice to intermediate and

    expert stages. Similarities and notable differences between previous expert panels and the current sample

    were observed in comparing data on the development of relational competence. A unique aspect of this

    study is that compared with previous expert panels, the current sample greatly emphasized the ability to

    understand relational data in the moment and to speak directly about the therapeutic relationship with the

    client. The results of this study offer useful, in-depth descriptions of supervisee progress in the

    development of relational competence. Consideration of competence markers within a sequential trajectory

    offers a useful map for the ongoing development and evaluation of these abilities.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Calvert, F. L., Deane, F. P., Crowe, T. P. & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2018). Supervisor Perceptions of Relational Competence: Core Components and Developmental Considerations. Training And Education In Professional Psychology, 12 (3), 135-141.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85049241061

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 135

End Page


  • 141

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States