Trauma-Informed Supervision: Clinical Supervision of Substance Use Disorder Counselors

Connie T. Jones*, Susan F. Branco

*Corresponding author for this work

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Substance use disorder counselors are at risk of experiencing burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress. These phenomena can lead to counselor impairment. The authors describe how trauma-informed supervision can mitigate the risks of impairment for substance use disorder counselors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-17
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Addictions and Offender Counseling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020


  • addictions
  • secondary traumatic stress
  • substance use
  • supervision
  • trauma-informed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Law

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