VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

In Search of Best Practice: A Review of Triadic Supervision Literature

Marlise R. Lonn


Although triadic supervision is an accepted and popular supervision format in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs, relatively little is known about effectively facilitating supervision that involves two supervisees meeting with a single supervisor concurrently. This article draws attention to the benefits and challenges of triadic supervision as experienced by both supervisees and the supervisor. A summary of the current literature is presented followed by implications for best practice of triadic supervision extracted from existing research.

Keywords: triadic supervision, best practice, counselor education

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