Clinical Supervision

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 Psychology Board Guidelines for supervisors clearly outlines 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)