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Live Supervision

Supervision in family therapy is the process by which an experienced clinician oversees and mentors the work of an unlicensed student or therapist in training. There are a number of different methods for conducting supervision, including case consultation, review of video recordings, and live supervision. In case consultation, supervisees and supervisors meet to share clinical impressions of a case and discuss treatment options. Video-recording supervision includes showing supervisors a segment of the actual session being discussed. Live supervision occurs when the supervisor is present during the therapy session, whether behind a one-way mirror or involved in cotherapy with the supervisee. This entry examines live supervision approaches and their related advantages and challenges. This entry also explores how to prepare for live supervisions, how to address ...

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