Category: Brent Potter

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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