Example of the Discrimination Model

The supervisor and supervisee are discussing a client who is presenting for career counseling. The client has repeatedly expressed fear of the interview process, which the supervisee has heard, but he is unsure of how to help. The supervisor decided to focus on a lack of intervention skills.

Supervisor to Supervisee (teacher role): I would like you to try a role play with the client reflecting a job interview.

Supervisor to Supervisee (counselor role): John, we have discussed the idea and process of role plays before. You seem very hesitant to introduce a role play in session. Will you talk with me about that?

Supervisor to Supervisee (consultant role): You’ve stated your view of the client’s concern and I agree, what ideas do you have for how to proceed?