The Self-Model of Humanistic Supervision

  • Harvey Charles PetersEmail author
  • Michele Rivas


The Self-Model of Humanistic Supervision (SMHS) entails the integration of humanist and postmodern epistemology and ontology into a model of clinical supervision. The SMHS offers five core-selves, five enactors of self, and the cyclical process of enactment as a working framework for supervisors and counselor educators. This model provides supervisors with a culturally responsive, holistic, co-constructed, and relational way to assist supervisees in personal and professional growth.


Humanistic supervision Clinical supervision Humanism Postmodernism Epistemology 


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The authors declared that they have no conflict on interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Counseling and Human ServicesSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMarist CollegePoughkeepsieUSA

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