The adaptive counseling and therapy model and supervision of mental health care
The Adaptive Counseling and Therapy (ACT) model (Howard, Nance, & Myers, 1987a) was examined as it might apply to supervision in psychotherapy. Using four categories drawn from the ACT model (telling, teaching, supporting, delegating), graduate students of varied levels were surveyed about their perceptions of the supervision style they had experienced and their preferred style. Results suggest trainees, overall, prefer styles high in support. “Supporting” (high support, low direction) was also found to be the style most often used in supervision. © 1998, Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
Sumerall, Scott W., Charles R. Barke, Paula L. Timmons, Mary E. Oehlert, Shane J. Lopez, and Daniel D. Trent. "The adaptive counseling and therapy model and supervision of mental health care." The Clinical Supervisor 17, no. 2 (1999): 171-176.