1) To identify two practical questions that are useful for solution- focused supervision.
2) To identify two criteria for maximizing therapist effectiveness through supervision.
Supervisors often find themselves in the role of "supervisor" because they have been identified as good clinicians, but typically have little formal training in supervision. While clinical skills are essential, the application of those skills in supervision can be quite unique. This workshop will focus on the application of Ericksonian principles to the practice of supervision at various levels of clinical development. Practical and ethical aspects of supervision also will be discussed.
Competent supervision is necessary for producing skilled clinicians, for resolving difficult situations in the supervisory relationship, and in helping clinicians resolve difficult situations with clients. Several key vignettes will be addressed that involve scenarios that challenge the supervisor-supervisee relationship, create opportunities for building supervisee's clinical competence, and/or involve stuck cases that need to be resolved.
By utilizing hypnosis in supervision, supervisors can help supervisees tap into their resources and grow in confidence as therapists. This process of utilizing hypnosis in supervision can be a useful method to meet the standards for achieving the results that supervisors, supervisees, and clients seek. This process can be a very effective method in achieving coherence, strengthening the ability to be accountable, while helping form a clear map for directing supervision.
There is a dynamic tension between the necessarily hierarchical structure of psychotherapy supervision and the liberatory/egalitarian models of feminist and other liberatory practices. This will be a chance for psychotherapy supervisors who are struggling with this dilemma to discuss this topic with the author of the feminist model of psychotherapy supervision