In this post, I want to talk about how a big part of your supervision time should focus on you – the supervisee.

As therapists, we tend to put our personal feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and other stuff, on the side during the therapy hour.

Our focus is on what the client brings to the session and how we can best help them through what they might be going through.

Being a therapist doesn’t mean we become superhuman or immune to hardship in our personal lives.

It also doesn’t mean that because of our extensive training and expertise, we can easily detach from client material – strong emotions, strong stories…

We need a space to go and process all these things that come up and stay with us for a while after the session is over.

I’m talking about picking up projective identifications, transference, counter transference, and just being human about how our clients’ life circumstances can and will affect us.

Follow this link for a video describing this process.

Feel free to share it with your colleagues, supervisees, supervisors and others.

The more we talk about what supervision should be about, what it should cover, and how it should support therapists in their private practice, the better equipped we all will be, and we will provide the a better service to our clients

What to expect from Supervision – Focusing on the Supervisee