Higher Education

Managing Clinical Supervision: Ethical Practice and Legal Risk Management, 1st Edition

  • Janet Elizabeth Falvey University of New Hampshire
  • ISBN-10: 0534530745  |  ISBN-13: 9780534530747
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.00



This exciting text exposes new and practicing supervisors to critical issues and situations they will face when acting as supervisors. The unique focus of this text centers around the author educating the reader about key issues in supervision with an emphasis on ethical and legal implications. The chapters examine professional standards, legal decisions, and ethical codes related to clinical supervision in mental health.

Table of Contents

1. Supervision as Clinical Mentorship.
2. Professional and Legal Mandates for Accountability.
3. Supervisor Competency.
4. Supervision Contracts and Policies.
5. Supervisee Selection, Assignment and Liaison.
6. Clinical Oversight: Consent and Relationships.
7. Clinical Oversight: Confidentiality and its Limits.
8. Evaluation and Documentation in Supervision.
Legal References.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"I would describe this manuscript to a colleague as a 'must read'. It is a powerful and compelling presentation of the need to see clinical supervision as a specialty area for which practitioners must receive specialty training…"

— Russ Miars, Portland State University

"Its strengths are clearly that it explains the ethical practice and risk management more clearly than any other book I have read. I learned quite a bit from reading it because the authors had thought through many ramifications and found many important cases to illustrate situations that I have never thought to worry about--but should."

— Susan Neufeldt, University of California, Santa Barbara

"A valuable tool in the teaching of supervision as well as legal and ethical issues in counseling and psychotherapy."

— Richard E. Watts, Baylor University

"This book is an excellent resource for supervisors to manage their practice of supervision. It should become an essential resource."

— Professor Ladany, Lehigh University