Supervision with more experienced practitioners: Unique clinical challenges
“A conversation is a pact. You are accountable not only for what you say but for the way what you say, and how you live your life, does or doesn’t square up. A conversation is also a precious opening”. Maria Tumarkin summary of Ria Gaita’s model of conversation (2023)
The webinar looks at supervision work with more experienced supervisees—in contrast to more novice practitioners. At this stage, supervision might be envisioned as a conversation. How might we best develop and maintain a collaborative supervisory relationship? This first in av multiple-session series addresses three relevant specific practical themes regarding supervision.
(1) What contributes to an optimal supervision relationship? Included here is a review of both accepted principles of supervision and a granular look at the Short Version of the Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire. Research insights will also be included in the discussion. (2) How might a supervisor support a supervisee who possesses deeper knowledge of a preferred modality? Central here is the need for supervisors to be open to learning new aspects of therapeutic process with and from their supervisees. Two aspects of supervision would seem relevant: (a) experience and sharing of power in supervision, and (b) supervisors experience of their own limits—tolerance for uncertainty in therapy. (3) Finally, an exploration of Weitz (2020) practical, logistical and complex perspectives, asks what exactly are online supervision and supervision online? And why might those differences matter for our supervision practices? After a review of the notion of digital psychotherapy, a range of anticipated and less anticipated questions are engaged. These include (a) technological competence, (b) security, confidentiality, and possible breaches, (c) international & insurance risks and (d) online boundaries and platforms.
A final Q&A completes the webinar. Provided here are also three simple questions for pre-consideration:
What is challenging and/or works well in approaching possible dual relationships with supervisees?
How do I approach supervision of modalities where supervisee has greater experience?
What seems similar and different in our experiences online supervision?
Engage and integrate foundations for more optimal supervision relationships
Identify personal attitudes toward power sharing and practice of humility
Clarify emerging online terrain for the provision of both therapy and supervision
Venue: Online. Includes access to recording for 30 days.
Date: Thursday, 20th June, 2024
Time: 6.30 p.m to 8.00 p.m (Sydney/Melbourne Time)
About Dr Kevin Keith: Kevin is a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and academic. He has been a therapist for nearly 15 years. He completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Sydney focusing on theoretical questions around the status of post-infancy preschool developments within Attachment Theory. His academic interests also include emotions research, philosophy of science and the empirical status of longer-term psychotherapy. He also provides professional development to colleagues across several professions. He has been working in the field of mental health since 2005, including 10 years work in the community health sector. Kevin has been teaching counselling In Sydney since 2007.
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