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.

[img] Draft Version (PDF 238kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

View at publisher


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.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

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 05:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page