Synonyms and Acronyms
Audio-cuing; BIE; Bug-in-the-ear technology; BITE*; Earphone; Third ear; Third ear mechanical device; Third mechanical ear
The intention of the bug-in-the-ear in the clinical professions is to improve the abilities of supervisees. It is part of the evolution of live supervision wherein an intrusion is made by a supervisor during an ongoing therapy session to assist the student therapist. Therapy trainees receive instant help or suggestions which, in turn, can provide clients with immediate help from a more experienced vantage point. Authors have described mutual benefits of this method for both therapy trainee and clients. Benefits for trainees include help with blind spots and instant support from supervisors (DeRoma et al. 2007) as well as minimal disruption (Carmel et al. 2016). Benefits for clients include an alteration in therapist’s behavior that leads to changes in client behavior (Smith et al. 1998). Some opposition to BITE*...
- Alila, S., Määttä, K., & Uusiautti, S. (2015). How does supervision support inclusive teacherhood? International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 8(3), 351–362.Google Scholar
- Boyle, R., & McDowell-Burns, M. (2015). Modalities of marriage and family therapy supervision. In K. B. Jordan (Ed.), Couple, marriage, and family therapy supervision (pp. 51–70). New York: Springer.Google Scholar
- Carmel, A., Villatte, J. L., Rosenthal, M. Z., Chalker, S., & Comtois, K. A. (2016). Applying technological approaches to clinical supervision in dialectical behavior therapy: A randomized feasibility trial of the bug-in-the-eye (BITE) model. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23(2), 221–229.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- DeRoma, V. M., Hickey, D. A., & Stanek, K. M. (2007). Methods of supervision in marriage and family therapist training: A brief report. North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 415–422.Google Scholar
- Singer, J. L. (1990). The supervision of graduate students who are conducting psychodynamic psychotherapy. In R. C. Lane (Ed.), Psychoanalytic approaches to supervision (pp. 165–178). New York: Brunner/Mazel.Google Scholar