clinical supervision, clinical supervision model, substance abuse, substance abuse acute care, supervision



  1. Rizzo, Matthew D. MSW, BSW


Clinical supervision is a general practice with multiple implications for health care settings. Applying clinical supervision is often determined by various organizational elements. David Powell offers a working model called the blended model. This article outlines the blended model and discusses its utilization in substance abuse acute care settings (SAACS). Furthermore, the dynamics of the model are dissected and identified, stressing its application. These dynamics include contextual variables, descriptive dimensions, organizational treatment philosophies, and leadership.