Contextualizing Psychotherapy As A Healing Practice: Culture, history, and methods

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Given the perceived importance of supervision and the obvious diversity in the conceptualization, roles, functions, and goals of supervision, there is considerable variability in the purposes and methods of research on supervision. Although there are many ways in which we might focus a review of research on supervision, we have tried to keep central our interest in patient outcome. We emphasize research that has implications for the practice of supervision on the trainee rather than focusing on the experience of the supervisor. We divide research on supervision into 3 sections: (a) research on therapist interviewing and interpersonal skills; (b) research on therapist technical skills, including the use of treatment manuals to enhance technical skills; and (c) measurement strategies for assessing supervision outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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