Group Supervision with Couple Therapists Located in Rural Areas in Norway: Exploring Memories, Bodily Sensations and the Richness of a Non-linear Language

  • Anne Kyong Sook ØfstiEmail author
Part of the Focused Issues in Family Therapy book series (FIFT)


In this chapter, I will share some experiences from supervising couple therapists living in “rural areas”. My aim is to describe supervision processes, which hopefully might inspire supervisors and therapists to explore the potentials of connecting various forms of knowledge—to become a wiser wise. It is not remarkable. It is just about travelling, moving, being an explorer. It is about listening, to oneself and to the others, the team, and bringing in some alternative perspectives. It is like making food together or playing music. The richness is in the ingredients, the voices, the instruments, the accords available and the time invested.


Couple therapists Supervision Personal and professional growth Implicit knowledge Linguistic repertoire Memory work The collective as a process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Therapy Section, Faculty of Social StudiesVID Specialized UniversityOsloNorway

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