Addressing the practicalities of clinical supervision, this informative book follows the course of the supervision process, illustrating each stage with an absorbing blend of information, opinion, academic theory, anecdotal material, serious comment and thought-provoking exercises. Emphasis is placed on the purpose and value of clinincal supervision, but also on the potential pitfalls those involved may encounter, and how they can be avoided. A number of theories and models are discussed with reference to each stage of supervision, providing a thought-provoking basis for the practical issues raised. Written in a lively and engaging style, this book will enable both supervisors and supervisees to get the best they can from t

The Middle Phase of Supervision – Power, Persecution and Game-Playing

The Middle Phase of Supervision – Power, Persecution and Game-Playing

The middle phase of supervision – power, persecution and game-playing

Key Issues in this Chapter

  • The middle phase of clinical supervision
  • Problems associated with the supervisee's development
  • Dealing with anger and apathy in supervision
  • Forms of power in clinical supervision
  • The persecutory supervisor
  • Game-playing in supervision

The Middle Phase of Clinical Supervision – Progress and Problems

The middle phase of supervision cannot be easily determined, in terms of weeks or months, because the total duration of the supervision will be unknown, in most cases, until it is over. What I am referring to, then, is more easily understood as a sense of ‘being-together’, shared by the supervisor and her supervisee, that has gone beyond the initial ‘getting to know each other’ stage. The supervisor ...

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