Bernard’s Discrimination Model of Supervision is a versatile model for supervising clinicians with varied theoretical stances (Bernard & Goodyear, 1992).   This style of clinical supervision discriminates between three different skill areas of clinical work:

- Intervention / Process: The therapeutic interaction, communication, and therapeutic relationship.
- Conceptualization: The case formulation and theoretical understanding of the client’s needs and next steps.
- Personalization: The use of self, awareness of counter-transference, and ability to be present and non-defensive in sessions.

In Bernard's Model, the supervisor can utilize three different approaches to address the the skill areas:  
- Teacher: Providing education or directing clinician to expand knowledge base.
- Counselor: Guiding clinician to gain awareness of hidden processes occurring.
- Consultant: Providing support and collaboration as a colleague.
A supervisor would select an approach based on the specific need of the clinician at that moment.  This style supports and fosters the varied development within a clinician's skill set.   

As it is for most supervisory models, the working relationship is a key element to ensuring collaborative and supportive supervision.  

Bernard, J.M., Goodyear, R.K. (1992). Fundamentals of clinical supervision. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.