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From psychotherapist to supervisor: The significance of group format and supervisors’ function as role models in supervisor training
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2008 (English)In: Nordic Psychology, ISSN 1901-2276, Vol. 60, no 1, 3-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This qualitative study was performed on a Swedish postgraduate training program for prospective supervisors. The two-year supervisor training program consisted of weekly theoretical seminars and group supervision of the prospective supervisors’ supervision of a prospective psychotherapist who had a patient in psychotherapy. The training program was based on psychodynamic theory. Supervisees’ and supervisors’ experiences of the group format for supervision, the impact of the supervisor’s style and the supervisor as a role model for the prospective supervisors were explored in semi-structured individual interviews. Both supervisees and supervisors emphasized that the group format was experienced as particularly suitable for this training level. The “super-supervisor’s” style was considered important, as he or she served as a role model for the supervisors in training. The shift of role from psychotherapist to supervisor was specifically emphasized.

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2008. Vol. 60, no 1, 3-23 p.
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supervisor training, supervisors, supervisees, group supervision, supervisor style, role model
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15219OAI: diva2:181739
Available from: 2008-11-26 Created: 2008-11-26 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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