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Alliance supervision to enhance client outcomes

Bambling, Matthew (2009) Alliance supervision to enhance client outcomes. In Pelling, N., Barletta, J., & Armstrong, P. (Eds.) The Practice of Clinical Supervision. Australian Acedemic Press , Brisbane, Australia, pp. 121-137.

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Abstract

Clinical supervision has traditionally been considered an important part of training and the professional development of therapists, being rated highly in the experience of trainees as well as practitioners in the field (Orlinsky, Botermans, & Ronnestad, 2001; Steven, Goodyear, & Robertson, 1998). However, the evidence base for any supervision approach improving outcomes with clients is lacking (Bambling, & King, 2000). In this chapter an alternate non‐approach bound model of supervision is presented that has preliminary evidence for enhancing client outcomes in brief psychological treatment. The focus of this Three‐Stage Alliance Supervision (TSAS) prioritises the interpersonal process of counselling as an independent factor as well as the core construct through which all technical interventions should be given. Below is a basic introduction to the supervision model used in the first empirical investigation of supervision and client outcome (Bambling, King, Raue, Schweitzer, & Lambert 2006). While this chapter does not constitute the supervision manual it should provide the reader with sufficient knowledge to adopt an alliance focus in their supervision practice.

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ID Code: 31589
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Supervision, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Training, Mental Health, Psychological Treatment
ISBN: 9781921513312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2010 15:26
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:08

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