The Art of Relational Supervision demonstrates the clinical implications of the relational approach when applied to supervision. Describing her philosophical and theoretical rationale for setting up relational supervision groups, Helena Hargaden's goal in supervision is to reveal the relational unconscious within the client/therapist relationship. Here, with chapters from members of these groups, the vitality of supervision is brought to life as the clinical implications of the therapist's internal world are highlighted by group members. The complexity of group dynamics are explored and psychotherapists show how this positively affects their work with clients and patients.
The main themes examined in the book are the:
Bi-directionality of the relational unconscious
Ubiquity of therapeutic enactments and ruptures
Intuitive use of improvisation
Co-creation of the intersubjective third - the analytic third
Focus on mutuality and reciprocity
Filled with case study examples, readers of The Art of Relational Supervision will gain a deep insight into the complex dynamics which form an integral part of any supervision and discover how, this type of relational approach strengthens the therapeutic relationship to bring about significant psychological change for the client. It will be an invaluable resource for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists.
Helena Hargaden, DPsych, MSc, BA (Hons), TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst), is UKCP registered and a member of IARPP, EATA, and a co-founder of International Association of Relational Analysis. She has a private practice in West Sussex. In collaboration with others she began the relational developments in transactional analysis. She has been widely published and translated into a number of other languages.
About the contributors Foreword Charlotte Sills Acknowledgements Introduction Helena Hargaden Chapter One: A Relational Approach to Supervision Helena Hargaden Chapter Two: The dialectical interplay between modes of relatedness in relational supervision Brian Fenton Chapter Three: Relational Supervision - A two-person approach Heather Fowlie Chapter Four: Take this to therapy? Birgitta Heiller Chapter Five: Daring to be seen in the struggle to bring my self into relationship Gina Sweeting Chapter Six: Through the glass darkly: how Alice finds herself in the eye of the tempest's storm, and emerges into a place of mirrored reflection Jane Todd Chapter Seven: Beyond Thinking Marion Umney Chapter Eight: Shame Helena Hargaden Chapter Nine: Analysis of My Experience in starting and developing relational supervision groups Index Bibliography