International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Impact of the Supervisory Relationship on Trainee Development
Ruhani Mat Min

This qualitative research explores a supervisory relationship between a counsellor trainee and a university supervisor. Ten counsellor trainees participated in this study, and their stories were gathered through a series of interviews, written documents and observation. Bond appears as a significant feature in the supervisory relationship between the trainees and the supervisors. It is also revealed that the trainee needs to work hard in creating the bond. Besides that, understanding of the required tasks appears as another important feature in the supervisory relationship. It also indicated that the bond and understanding of the required tasks between the trainees and the supervisors facilitates the trainee in fulfilling the university requirements as well as learning more about the role of the counsellor. Another important finding is that the supervisory relationship involves power, however a fair and genuine approach would help the trainees in their learning to become counsellors.

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