?Powell?s blended model of supervision is a presentation on the art of the practice of effective supervision in counseling. Dr. Powell provides the practical guidance and wisdom that all supervisors need to create a powerful and stimulating learning experience.?
--Carina Borges, addiction counselor, director, Chemical Dependency Office Consultation and Treatment, Lisbon, Portugal
?Dr. Powell has produced a compendium of sound, pragmatic techniques for effective clinical supervision based on decades of personal experience and best practices research. Here at St. Joseph?s all clinical supervisors are trained in his approach. His professional reputation in the field of clinical supervision is unsurpassed and well deserved.?
--Karl Kabza, pesident and CEO, St. Joseph?s Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Saranac Lake, New York; former director, United States Marine Corps Substance Abuse Program
?Dr. Powell?s dedication and commitment to the field of clinical supervision in alcohol and other drugs is unequaled. His leadership and guidance found in continues to set the standard for the field.?
--Bernard Murphy, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation; former clinical preceptor, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
?The latest version of David Powell?s classic book, Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, includes much more in-depth coverage of the most current knowledge and issues in clinical supervision practice. Drawing from his highly successful and diverse international clinical supervision training and consultation practice, David Powell seeks to help readers integrate and apply practical and invaluable lessons to their own supervisory experiences.?
--Tony Ting, president, Association of Professional Substance Abuse Counselors, Singapore
?Powell?s book and his model of clinical supervision are the gold standard for supervision in the addictions field. Our field is better and our clients safer because of David?s book and work. Do not just read this book?study it, use it as a guide in your work.?
--Craig Nakken, author, The Addictive Personality
?As a former director of a treatment program in Australia, I would suggest to the reader that no one can effectively facilitate the complex issues facing treatment teams without this book at their beck and call.?
--George Thompson, Clinical Living Solutions, Somerville, Victoria, Australia
?One of the lesser known but great successes of clinical supervision over the past 25 years has been Dr. David J. Powell?s innovative adaptation of this methodology to the U.S. Navy?s alcohol treatment program. Under the title Clinical Preceptorship, it provided licensed and credentialed mentors to the Navy-trained counselors. Dr. Powell started this program in 1976 at the U.S. Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Over the years, he has overseen its expansion to about fifty bases worldwide, from Iceland to Cuba and from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. The program also operates on the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. As a former commanding officer of the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Norfolk, I have experienced the Clinical Preceptorship Program?s great value to the counselors. Further, having the ability to confer with an impartial, knowledgeable person from outside of the organization is of inestimable value to the commanding officer?a person who may or may not have training in the substance abuse field. Dr. Powell?s clinical supervision expertise and his vision created a program that helped save the military career and possibly the lives of thousands of Navy and Marine Corps personnel, including my own.?
--Capt. Thomas J. Glancy Jr., United States Navy, retired
?David Powell has trained tens of thousands of substance abuse professionals worldwide in the fine art of clinical supervision. In addition to his vast expertise, his wisdom, warmth, and genuineness have all contributed to making Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling the premier text in the field.?
--Patricia A. Burke, faculty, Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol and Drug Studies
?David Powell, internationally recognized leader in clinical supervision, has helped to significantly shape the way in which addiction policy makers and counseling professionals understand and perform critical supervisory functions. The blended model, described in Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, is user friendly and theoretically sound. More than nine hundred clinical supervisors throughout New York State attended his training and have incorporated the book?s principles and techniques. This result is being seen in increasing qualitative patient care. Clinical supervisors are well advised to use this book as a foundation for their practice.?
--Pamela Mattel, president, Changing Dynamics Consulting and Training
?Clinical supervision is a significant part of quality alcoholism and drug abuse treatment. This comprehensive book, based on David Powell?s blended model of clinical supervision is of paramount importance to the alcoholism and drug abuse field today.?
--Gail Gleason Milgram, director of education and training, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University
?Powell?s text on clinical supervision continues to be a mainstay in the development of supervisory skills for the counseling profession. This landmark guide has become the principal manual for trainers and clinicians who promote the practice of clinical supervision in addiction treatment.?
--Thomas G. Durham, director, Clinical Preceptorship Program for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Danya International, Inc.
?Dr. Powell?s text continues to be the foundational operational reference for our clinical supervisors. Even more useful has been the training conducted by David for our Provincial staff that further develops these essential concepts, strategies, and their applications.?
--Dan Davies, senior clinical team leader, Addiction Services, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Canada
Figures and Tables.
Introduction to the 2004 Edition.
Introduction to the 1993 Edition.
Part One: Principles.
1. A Historical Review of Supervision.
2. A Working Definition of Supervision.
3. Leadership Principles for Supervisors.
4. Traits of an Effective Clinical Supervisor.
Part Two: Models.
5. Building a Model of Clinical Supervision.
6. A Developmental Approach to Supervision.
7. The Psychodynamic Model.
8. The Skills Model.
9. Family Therapy Models.
10. A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision for the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Field.
Part Three: Methods.
11. Establishing a Supervisory Contract.
12. Basic Supervisory Techniques.
13. Evaluation and Feedback.
14. Innovative Techniques in Supervision.
15. Ethical and Legal Concerns.
16. Special Issues in Supervision.
17. New Directions for the Future.
A. Competencies of Supervisors.
B. Role Delineation Study for Clinical Supervisors.
C. Assessing One?s Preparation as a Clinical Supervisor.
D. Determining Readiness to Be a Supervisor.
E. Counselor Evaluation of the Supervisor.
F. Evaluation of the Counselor.
G. Individual Development Plan.
H. Use of the Sociogram.
I. Suggested Outline for Case Presentations.
J. Counselor Assessment Forms.
About the Authors.