Psychotherapy Supervision: An Integrative Relational Approach to Psychotherapy Supervision

Synopsis

"... Maria Gilbert and Ken Evans have given us a beautifully written and richly illustrated account of psychotherapy supervision... Providing clear guidelines for effective clinical supervision, the book describes and vividly illustrates how the supervisor monitors, instructs, models, consults and supports the supervisee, all within the context of respect and empathy." - Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph. D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook , New York, USA

"... Don't read this book if you have a well-worked-out, pre-determined model of supervision that you don't want to change...it will only disturb, distract and challenge you. If you would like to review your model of supervision, on the other hand, update it in the light of modern scholarship and insights, open it to 'manufactured uncertainty' so as to adapt it to the contemporary issues of the day, then it's a 'must' for you. It's a book of tomorrow in the light of the best of yesterday and indisputably for today." - Michael Carroll, Ph. D. Chartered Counselling Psychologist and BAC Fellow

"... Gilbert and Evans' book is sure to become a key text in the area of psychotherapy supervision from an integrative perspective...the authors reveal an extensive knowledge of the work of other experts in the field and a deep understanding of how this knowledge may be translated into practice... Gilbert and Evans draw much needed attention to the often neglected aspect of the contexts within which supervision takes place. Their focus on the multi-cultural aspects of supervision and their advocacy for anti-oppressive practices is of note...very accessible and highly recommended to beginning supervisees and seasoned supervisors alike. This book will make a substantial contribution to the field for a long time to come." - Gillian Straker, Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney

• What are the primary goals of clinical supervision ?

• What is the basis for ethical decision making in supervision ?

• How can anti-oppressive practice be embedded in the training of supervisors ?

This book presents an integrative relational model for psychotherapy supervision. The focus is on the primacy of the relationship both in psychotherapy and in supervision. This is one of the few books in the field of supervision to focus exclusively and in-depth on issues in clinical supervision. It provides an integrative relational model of supervision drawing on developmental theory that is applicable to the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, and clinical and counselling psychology. The authors believe that this integrative framework for supervision will be of use to supervisors of 'pure-form' approaches as well as to those supervisors involved in cross-orientation supervision since its main focus is on the quality of the supervisory alliance.

Psychotherapy Supervision contains a balance of theoretical material, examples of in vivo supervision and a discussion of techniques. The book presents some interesting and innovative material on ethical decision making and on anti-oppressive practice in training organisations. The authors illustrate their material with frequent examples of supervision from their own practice to show the reader the model in action. The book is aimed at supervisors of counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists at all levels.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2000