Internal Working Models (IWMs) (Bowlby, 1988) provide a viable framework for conceptualizing supervisees’ development within the counselor supervision process. IWMs are the intrapersonal schematic for an individual’s interpersonal relations and significantly influence a supervisee’s interactional dynamics, development, and wellness within the context of both the therapeutic and supervisory relationships. Additionally, IWMs may be utilized within counseling supervision as a strategy to explore a supervisee’s theoretical orientation, case conceptualization, and the transference of theory to practice. This article introduces a supervision strategy grounded in IWMs to support supervisees’ development and offers a case illustration of the tool.
Curry, Jennifer R. and Lambie, Glenn W.
"Internal Working Models: A Strategy for Enhancing Counselor Supervision,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 19:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol19/iss1/4