Running Head: SUPERVISOR-SUPERVISEE RELATIONSHIP 1
Thereare essential elements that assist in establishing a rapport with asupervisee. Some of these elements include the goals and theobjectives of the alliance. It is important to point out that whenthe both the supervisor and the supervisee are aware of the goals,then that is a good foundation to develop a rapport (Bradley, &Ladany, 2001). That is informed by the fact that if the two areconscious of the objectives of the relationship, they are aware oftheir roles and responsibilities. Each of them would be expected tomeet their side of the bargain with the guidance of the professionalethics.
Clearlystated goals at the beginning, enables the parties to strategizetogether on how to go about achieving them. The relationship betweenthe supervisor and supervisee is anchored on the desired outcomes.Hence they would go out of their way and focus on the broadobjectives of the alliance (Creaner, 2014). A good working alliancewould enhance the rate and quality of the results. This is informedby the fact that an active collaboration enables them organize everyactivty together and hence come up with practical plans and avoidunnecessary delays.
However,there might be negative consequences to facilitating a good workingalliance with the supervisees. The supervisee might fail to adhere toprofessional ethics and hence fail to perform their roles andresponsibilities adequately (Frawley-O`Dea, & Sarnat, 2001). Suchfailure would interfere with the objectives of the alliance and henceaffect the quality of the outcomes. The supervisor might avoid thoseconsequences by demarcating the boundary between professional andpersonal conversations so that none is in conflict with the other.
Inconclusion, it is possible to develop a real alliance withsupervisees. However that is only possible if goals, roles andresponsibilities are defined for each of the parties.
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