Supervision of psychotherapy is recognized as fundamental for attaining competency in psychotherapy. However, there is a lack of training in "best practices"of supervisory skills, and some supervisors may lack contemporary knowledge to support supervisees adequately. Training program leadership challenged by limited time and resources to provide supervisors with the necessary education and support can benefit from additional resources for developing psychotherapy supervisors. The authors present 3 core elements of navigating supervisory challenges: training, open dialogue in supervision, and a formal program-level process. Common issues in psychotherapy supervision are then presented in a case-based format. Reflection questions are included to provide an opportunity to consider a personal approach to the case, while specific guidance based on the literature addresses critical aspects of the case examples. Complex supervisory conflicts can challenge programs, but they are normative to the learning process and promote growth in our supervisors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of psychiatric practice|
|State||Published - Jan 5 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
A.M. receives research funding from NIH/NIMH (Grant # R01MH120589), Stanley Medical Research Institute (Grant # 15T-010 NCE), and the Fredrick B. Wells, Jr. Foundation. D.S. receives book royalties from American Psychiatric Publishing, John Wiley and Sons, & Wolters-Kluver. She also has leadership roles on the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training–Steering Committee and the ACGME Review Committee for Psychiatry. A.F. is contracted faculty with Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, and has received travel support to annual educational conferences through this employment. The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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- implicit bias
- psychotherapy supervision
- supervision challenges
- training director
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article
- Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural