Developmental Supervision.

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Developmental Supervision

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THEORY Clinical supervision originates from psychoanalysis in the 1920s, as a development from simple case discussions. However, debates as to whether supervision should or can be separated from the training analysis of therapists have never been fully resolved. Nevertheless, the US supervision tradition owes great deal to psychoanalytic traditions; hence the persistence of the notion of parallel process in supervision, and the weight placed on relationship issues generally (Ivey and Goncalves, 2008). Theoretical differences is argued for good reasons that practitioners are best supervised by supervisors who share their own theoretical orientation, there two major problems. With this argument:

Perhaps four hundred or more theoretical orientations to find accesses to a supervisor with clearly matching supervisor.

Even find matching orientations, this situation in some sense could increase the chance of collusion or of failure to identify the limits of that orientation to address competently the needs of each and every client. For me supervision is often said to be centrally related to protecting clients and maximizing effectiveness. Villas-Boas Bowen (1986:298) has differentiated between the two in terms of focus: 'in Psychotherapy the client has absolute freedom to talk about any realm of experience, but in supervision there is primary focus- the interaction between the supervisee and the client.' I agree with caution, voiced from psycho dynamic perspective, that supervisor should refrain from treating the supervisee as if she or he were a client (Cashwell, Myers and Shurts, 2004). Human nature seems they like to believe that everything being taking care of and in safe hands (Ivey, 2006). It seems trust to others gives secure feelings that they are in a secure environment. I believe supervisors are not only aware of code of practice, by which both they and their supervisees are guided, but also with ethical principles that underlie such codes. Without understanding of these principles the codes become a set of rules which are adhered to simply because that is a professional requirement. The theory that underpins the establishment of ethical principles has its roots in moral philosophy. However I was not sure in the beginning that supervision has huge impact on emotional clinical work, after all those years I have worked with 5 different supervisors and recent years I worked with 2 supervisees my experience taught me that supervision is essential component for ethical and effective practice apart from an emotional genuine containment is answered during the supervisions or any supervisees are aware of this emotional sense to name those issues to supervisors. As a sample I was obviously scared from one of my supervisors and also worried if I would not able to get proper interim report from him/her this feeling held me not to ask everything or I was only able to say some (Ivey and Goncalves, 2008). This is my concern that the supervision may not have major impact on the counseling emotional dynamic with supervisee and their client. Also being a supervisee in the sessions, I believe very important to understand ourselves, able to deal ...
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