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International Journal of Philosophical Practice

Volume 3, Issue 1, Summer 2005

Antony R. White, Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman
Pages 76-96

Aligning Existentialism with Developmental Supervision
Embracing the Psychological Instant

Despite the readily available discussion on counseling supervision models for over a quarter of a century, there is little attention in the literature with respect to how developmental supervision models align with existential philosophy. One model, The Integrated Developmental Model (IDM), is a robust and well-accepted model of supervision with embedded undertones of existentialism requiring scholarly discussion. The primary goal of this article is to emphasize the parallels between the IDM and Sartre’s philosophical principles of existentialism thereby creating a meaning making framework for supervisors to enhance developmental growth of their supervisees.