Psychotherapy Supervision: An Integrative Rational Approach to Psychotherapy Supervision

Author(s): Maria C. Gilbert


This book presents an integrative relational model for psychotherapy supervision. The focus is on the primacy of the relationship both in psychotherapy and in supervision. This is one of the few books in the field of supervision to focus exclusively and in-depth on issues in clinical supervision. It provides an integrative relational model of supervision drawing on developmental theory that is applicable to the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, and clinical and counselling psychology. The authors believe that this integrative framework for supervision will be of use to supervisors of 'pure-form' approaches as well as to those supervisors involved in cross-orientation supervision since its main focus is on the quality of the supervisory alliance.


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Maria C. Gilbert is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, integrative psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor who has many years of experience in adult education, organizational consultancy and training as well as maintaining a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. She has been involved in the training and supervision of supervisors for many years. Currently she is head of the integrative and supervision courses at Metanoia Institute in West London. Kenneth Evans is an integrative psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Formerly a social worker he is also an Anglican priest and works with individual adults and groups. He is director of clinical training at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and programme leader for the MA in Gestalt psychotherapy and supervision courses. He is also programme leader for a doctorate in psychotherapy. He has been involved in the training and supervision of supervisors for ten years.

Series editors' preface Foreword Introduction An integrative relational model of supervision The model in practice Creating an effective learning environment The supervision frame contracting and boundaries in supervision; styles and modes of psychotherapy supervision Theoretical and research foundations for an integrative relational approach to supervision Assessment, accreditation and evaluation in supervision practice Developing personal style as a supervisor Ethical decision-making in supervision Multicultural aspects and anti-oppressive practice in supervision and psychotherapy Psychotherapy and supervision in the United Kingdom, in Europe and in the wider context Resources for the supervisor Bibliography Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780335201389
  • : Open University Press
  • : Open University Press
  • : December 2000
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maria C. Gilbert
  • : Paperback
  • : 616.8914
  • : 192
  • : bibliography, index