On the Use of Reflection in Supervision

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Analytic supervision may be described as a space in which two types of reflection upon clinical-analytic material are made possible for the supervisee: reflection-after-action and reflection-in-action. The latter is increasingly employed in supervision by psychodynamic therapists, since there is now a greater understanding of the importance of non-verbal and action oriented authentic communications in the analytical interaction. These communications require immediate, in the moment consideration, reflection and authentic response by analytic therapists. This reflection is claimed to conceptually combine the authentic-human and the planned and weighed analytic-clinical
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Issue number109
StatePublished - 2013


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