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.
Social Cognitive Theory as an Effective Clinical Supervision Approach: The Social Cognitive Theory of Supervision
New supervisors often experience difficulty shifting from counseling to supervision. Lack of experience, coupled with confusion pertaining to professional roles stagnate the supervisory relationship. This article applies Social Cognitive Theory (SCT; Bandura, 1986) to the supervision process. SCT can potentially promote supervisor and supervisee growth and flexibility, as well as offer a pragmatic supervisory model. Backed by research supporting SCT, the purpose of this article is to provide a succinct model that is able to meet the capricious needs of both supervisors and supervisees.