Technology-Assisted Supervision and Cultural Competencies

Eric R. Baltrinic, Caroline O'Hara, Marty Jencius

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6 Scopus citations


This chapter first focuses on the online technologies as they relate to multicultural competencies and online supervision. The practice of online or distance supervision has been called technology-assisted supervision, which refers to the interactive processes that occur between supervisors and supervisees via the Web. The chapter then explores multicultural issues in technology-assisted supervision. It also discusses the training implications of advancing multicultural counseling competence through technology-assisted supervision. Next, the chapter defines and explores terms related to multiculturalism. It then presents several models that address culture in professional counseling and supervision practice. The heuristic model of nonoppressive interpersonal development presents a means of exploring levels of identity development across multiple demographic variables. By utilizing this model, supervisors can better identify the interventions that would be useful in encouraging multicultural development and competence. Finally, the chapter presents the case examples that are often used to investigate phenomena within real-life contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUsing Technology to Enhance Clinical Supervision
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781119268499
ISBN (Print)9781556203480
StatePublished - Mar 15 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Distance supervisors
  • Multicultural counseling competence
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nonoppressive interpersonal development
  • Professional counseling supervision
  • Technology-assisted supervision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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