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AGAINST RECORDING SESSIONS FOR SUPERVISION

Abstract

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2014 injunction that supervisors must listen to recorded sessions of their supervisees’ work is based on a rich and thorough body of research, and yet it entails a narrative of psychotherapy as a discipline of Science. If psychotherapy is understood as an endeavor also of the Humanities, recording sessions may be anathematic to supervision and training. Developing ideas from Greenberg’s (2015) theory of “controlling fiction,” the writer presents a narrative of psychotherapy in which it is not wise to review recorded sessions in supervision.

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Detrixhe, J.J. AGAINST RECORDING SESSIONS FOR SUPERVISION. Am J Psychoanal 81, 511–526 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s11231-021-09330-x

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Keywords

  • recording
  • supervision
  • Greenberg
  • fiction
  • American Psychological Association