The Supervisory Relationship : A Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach book cover
1st Edition

The Supervisory Relationship
A Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach

  • This version cannot be shipped to your selected country.
  • The Taylor & Francis Group cannot sell Guilford Press products in your shipping region.
ISBN 9781572306219
Published April 25, 2001 by Guilford Press
247 Pages

SAVE ~ $9.40
was $47.00
USD $37.60

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

In the past two decades, many psychodynamic therapists have begun to view the relational processes taking place between patient and therapist as a central source of transformation. Yet traditional paradigms of clinical supervision, focusing primarily on didactic teaching, have limitations for training therapists to work in these new ways. This groundbreaking volume is the first to elaborate a comprehensive contemporary model of supervision. Using a wealth of examples and vignettes, the authors show how working within the vicissitudes of the supervisory relationship can allow the supervisee to gain a deeper understanding of the treatment method being taught. Key topics discussed include issues of power and authority, regression in the supervisory relationship, rethinking the ""teach/treat"" question, parallel process as a relational phenomenon, working with group process in case conference, and the role of the organization in supporting training. This is a richly informative resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychoanalysts, and others involved in clinical supervision and training. It also will serve as a text for courses in supervision and organizational psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Supervision
2. Models of Supervision
3. A Relational Model of Supervision
4. The Supervisor's Knowledge, Power, and Authority, Part I: Mutuality, Asymmetry, and Negotiation
5. The Supervisor's Knowledge, Power, and Authority, Part II: Evaluation, Externality, Sexual Boundaries, and Gender
6. Rethinking Regression 7. The Teach/Treat Issue
8. Parallel Process Revisited 9. Contemporary Case Conference
Conclusion: The Supervisory Dyad and Beyond

View More


'This book makes a major contribution to the literature. Thoughtful, scholarly, and readable, it deals with contemporary relational supervision based upon mutuality between supervisor and supervisee. This teaching- learning-experiential matrix is cogently presented and demonstrated with lively vignettes. There is much here for experienced supervisors seeking an update, novice supervisors learning the craft, and supervisors of case conferences, as well as students who are interested in how therapy works.' - Leopold Caligor, PhD, Training Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Coeditor of Clinical Perspectives on the Supervision of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy