Supervisory Working Alliance Inventory – Supervisor Version (SWAI – S)
The Supervisory Working Alliance Inventory- Supervisor’s Version is a 23-item instrument that measures the strength of the supervisory working alliance in counselor supervision from the perspective of the supervisor.

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile


Sample Items


Relevant Literature:

  1. Bilodeau, C., Savard, R., & Lecomte, C. (2010). Examining Supervisor and Supervisee Agreement on Alliance: Is Shame a Factor? Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy / Revue Canadienne de Counseling et de Psychothérapie, 44(3).
  2. Chen, E. C., & Bernstein, B. L. (2000). Relations of complementarity and supervisory issues to supervisory working alliance: A comparative analysis of two cases. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47(4), 485–497. doi:10.1037/0022-0167.47.4.485
  3. Efstation, J. F., Patton, M. J., & Kardash, C. M. (1990). Measuring the working alliance in counselor supervision. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 37(3), 322–329. doi:10.1037/0022-0167.37.3.322
  4. Epps, A. M. (2000). The effect of attachment styles on the working alliance in counselor supervision., 5833.
  5. Ganske, K. H. (2008). The relationship between counselor trainee perfectionism and working alliance with supervisor and client. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY. 
  6. Herbert, J. T., & Trusty, J. (2006). Clinical Supervision Practices and Satisfaction Within the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 49(2), 66–80. doi:10.1177/00343552060490020801
  7. Jerez, R. A. (1999). The effects of face-to-face supervisor-client contact on therapy outcome and the perceptions of the supervisor, counselor, and client. (Thesis).