Humanistic processing: the supervisor’s role through reverse enactment

  • Norbert Apter


The article will discuss the basic principles of supervision and thus of processing in humanistic psychodrama. On one hand supervision represents the necessary professional and personal safety (for the psychodramatist as well as the protagonist), on the other hand it offers assurance for an ever evolving therapy. Supervision in humanistic psychodrama centres on processing, it is therefore important that the supervisor masters the following challenges: one’s role of facilitator (way of being), processing’s focalisations (relations – method – clinic) and functions (for the trainee, the group, the supervisor-trainer), as well as both operational pillars of the framework (i.e. the rules of constructive feedback, and the general structuring of a processing: in this chapter we will also have a detailed look at the unfolding of reversed enactment processing.


Processing Function Emotional Intelligence Professional Practice Collective Intelligence Humanistic Processing 
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