The Supervisory Alliance: Facilitating the Psychotherapist's Learning Experience
- Publish Date: 2002-05-01
- Binding: Hardcover
How do psychotherapists continue to learn their craft? By treating patients, of course_but without supervision, therapists may find themselves enmeshed in emotional encounters with patients that may be unclear, undirected, and unhelpful. Proper supervision, though, can help therapists learn more about their patients, themselves, and the interaction between the two. Supervisors, too, must learn their craft_and this valuable book helps supervisors and supervisees think more psychodynamically about what happens in supervision. Issues such as the superviseeOs internalizations of the supervisor, impasses, gender roles, personal styles, and different needs of the supervisor and supervisee are opened up in this wide-ranging, timely book.