What Therapists Learn from Live Supervision
When the live supervision is effective, the therapist has the opportunity to learn to do the following: modify interpersonal sequences that uphold maladaptive behavior; initiate sequences that may solve the problem; recognize that determining who starts, who upholds, and who finishes interpersonal sequences is not always obvious; block certain sequences in order to surface the unseen influence of decision making that curtail the problem-solving process; protect the new decisions and the productive sequence that follows; and motivate the unfolding of problem-solving sequences away from the session, encouraging participants to change inflexible positions, loosening rigid situations.
Live supervision serves well for modulating affective fluctuations that impasses problem solving, for surfacing and changing decisions that curtail resolution of family conflict, and for prompting impasse-breaking sequences among stalemated family members.
JOURNAL: What live supervision capabilities do you have at your agency? How could this be implemented? What is the climate of your agency around live supervision?