Competency-based supervision is provided. This approach identifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes that comprise clinical competencies, informs learning strategies and evaluation procedures, and meets competence standards consistent with evidence-based practices, and the relevant clinical setting.
The APS guidelines on supervision clearly outline the expectations for supervision in order to deliver the highest quality services to clients and community. Competency-based supervision is one approach to supervision; it does not preclude other models of supervision.
This supervision approach involves seven domains:
Domain A: Supervisor Competence
Domain B: Diversity
Domain C: Supervisory Relationship
Domain D: Professionalism
Domain E: Assessment/ Evaluation/ Feedback
Domain F: Problems of Professional Competence
Domain G: Ethical and Legal Considerations
(informed by Falender & Shafranske, 2014)