A Meta-Analysis of Supervisee Attachment Style and the Supervisory Relationship
W. Bradley McKibben, PhD; A. Stephen Lenz, PhD; and Donna Sheperis, PhD
A robust supervisory relationship is related to several supervision outcomes, including supervisee skill and personal development and building a therapeutic relationship with clients, which increases therapeutic gains (McKibben, Lenz, & Sheperis, 2023). McKibben et al. (2023) explained there is conceptual and empirical support linking supervisee attachment strategies and the supervisory relationship; however, the overall effect of supervisee attachment strategies on the supervisory relationship remains unclear. This Continuing Professional Development provides counselors the opportunity to understand the extent to which supervisee attachment strategies relate to the supervisory relationship, discuss the findings of the meta-analysis in light of previous mixed results, and know implications for clinical supervisory practice and research.
1.Understand the extent to which supervisee attachment strategies relate to the supervisory relationship.
2.Discuss the findings of the meta-analysis in light of previous mixed results.
3.Know implications for clinical supervisory practice and research.
1 NBCC Hours; 1 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours"