Perplexing or distressing episodes in supervision: How they can help in the teaching and learning of psychotherapy
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Difficult times in the supervision of psychotherapists are shown to have the potential for making positive contributions to the teaching/learning process. The concept of parallel process is central to this paper, along with emphasis on the supervisor's self-awareness and use of her inner experience, positive and negative countertransference, and Kohut's concept of the selfobject transferences. A number of case examples illustrate these ideas.
KeywordsPositive Contribution Parallel Process Difficult Time Distressing Episode Selfobject Transference
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