Category: International Supervision Week 2015

Supervising Counsellors Working with Children and Young People – Sue Lewis

Sue Lewis

Sue has extensive experience supervising counsellors working with children and young people. She is passionate about the need for quality supervision in this field. Although rewarding, it is particularly challenging: supporting practitioners to work effectively with their clients whilst staying mindful of safeguarding responsibilities and managing relationships with parents, schools, and other agencies.

Sue is looking forward to sharing her own experience of this work and invites you to share your experience, fears, and hopes in offering and receiving this kind of supervision.

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Supervision: It’s Not Just for Psychotherapists and Counsellors – Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart

I want to look at how the therapeutic tool box we all develop over time can be applied in the everyday life and place we inhabit. I believe that these tools can be a huge power in political change in the way we live together, how we view difference and actually communicate as people.

I am aware as I write this how even the act of presenting these words can be misinterpreted and for this reason want to be able to encourage an open forum during the discussion online.

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Exploring Work & Supervision Within Different Relational Contexts – Joseph Wilmot and Joan Wilmot

Joseph Wilmot

The settings and contexts in which we work involve different roles and responsibilities. These determine our approach to the work and can present us with a complex and changing landscape to navigate.

Joseph Wilmot and Joan Wilmot want to explore work and supervision within different relational contexts. Their relationship encompasses the familial, collegial, organisational and beyond. We will invite the group to explore and share their own experience of relationships in their work.

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Wheel of Supervision Training and Practice Groups – Alison Strasser & Adam McLean (Australia)

Alison Strasser

In this event, Alison and Adam are talking live from a Supervisors’ retreat in Byronshire, Northern New South Wales, an annual event which they offer to Supervisors who have completed their Wheel of Supervision Training.

They talked about the Wheel of Supervision Training which emerged from Alison’s doctoral thesis. It approaches supervision from a holistic standpoint: encouraging supervisors to create a personal model that works for them, focusing on putting theory into facilitated practice and on the development of the person of the supervisor.

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Should I Tell My Supervisee What I Think? – Anastacia Grant

Anastacia Grant

I’ve been thinking (and talking) lately about the place of opinion in the supervision interaction. Does it have a place? What occurs when opinion is requested? What occurs when opinion is given?

Informal feedback from some of my supervisees suggest that opinion is an important tool for those who are wanting another perspective in the discussion related to their supervision items. I also hear opinion can be a distraction, a form of conflict and not a comfortable intervention especially when a supervisee is new or less confident.

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The Use of the Supervisory Relationship for Learning in Supervision – Margot Solomon

Margot Solomon

How do experienced psychotherapists continue to learn in supervision? This conversation will explore how the supervisory relationship can be used as a primary resource for a supervisee throughout their career.

As a supervisor I value the reflective process that facilitates awareness of underlying emotional blocks or communications that have yet to be metabolized in the supervisory matrix. This requires me as a supervisor to be willing to continue to learn alongside my supervisee, to bear experiencing unconscious processes, to feel uncomfortable, to not understand or be able to make sense; and to recognize that anything that I experience in the session has potential for learning for both supervisee and supervisor.

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Is Supervision for Everyone? – Karl Gregory

Karl Gregory

Karl is looking forward to talking about his passion for Supervision as a profession in itself. And thinking about the question, “Is Supervision for everyone?” Or even, is it for anyone?

Karl developed a supervision practice long before he trained as a therapist and is passionate about the role of Supervision for all fields, not just counselling & Psychotherapy.

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Supervision on the Edge – Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Contemporary clinical supervision calls supervisors to attend to material that does not fit neatly into diagnostic categories and labels. Varieties of psychological distress continue to flourish and do so in ever more complex ways. How does a supervisor understand material that has no reference point in the diagnostic literature?

One of the dimensions that remains largely unaddressed is the supervisor’s own personal emotional, psychological, and lived engagement with and reaction to the supervisee’s presence and clinical content. Where is the ‘container’, the boundaries surrounding the supervisor-supervisee relationship and when does it more resemble psychotherapy?

These and related facets of the clinical supervision relationship will be explored in intimate detail.

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Inter(national)vision – Keith Tudor

Keith Tudor

In this event, Keith will discuss some of his ideas about supervision, including: the difference between being person-centred and client-centred; issues of responsibility and professional regulation; and supervision across jurisdictions. All these can be framed as part of inter-vision, i.e., super or wider vision between supervisor and supervisee, as distinct from supervision of or over the supervisee.

He also has interests in group supervision; supervision of brief therapy; supervision that is consistent with therapeutic modality; and training supervisors: all areas which might be discussed in this interactive online event.

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The Exploration of Imagery and Response Art in Clinical Supervision – Diane Rode, Morgan Stojanowski, & Sarah Yazdian

Diane Rode

In this session, which will combine taped clinical supervision encounters with live, interactive discussion, we will explore ‘response art’ and imagery in dialogue with two Child Life Specialists who work with children and adults at The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in New York City in Pediatric Medical/Surgical environments.

The value of artmaking by supervisees and refection of this work within Supervision will be explored as well as the discussion of various art-based supervision techniques focused on facilitating the capacity for reflection and self-awareness in supervisees.

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