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The Supervisory Relationship: Its Impact on Trainee Personal and Skills Development
Stephanie Horrocks and Marlowe H. Smaby
Supervision is considered a primary method for imparting knowledge to counseling trainees (Holloway, 1992). However, the formal study and development of supervision as a specialty with a distinct set of requisite skills and knowledge gained momentum as recently as the 1980s (Dye & Borders, 1990). According to Bernard and Goodyear (2004), counselor supervision is an intervention in which a more senior member of the profession assists a more junior member of the profession to enhance professional functioning and ensure client welfare. The nature of supervision is evaluative and extends over time.