The intersubjective approach in supervision

Tamar Kron, Hanoch Yerushalmi

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The supervisory process develops within a professional and cultural reality that is much more open to multiplicity of opinions and less solid and certain than ever before. While the resulting expanse of possibilities may freeze or disable supervisees, it also has enormous potential for fostering growth through shared and unique creativity. We propose important developments in the theory and practice of supervision: (a) Emphasizing the supervisor's subjectivity and personal contribution to the supervisory process, (b) Concentrating on conceptualizing the supervisor-supervisee's relationship in the context of the wider network such as the training program, (c) Advocating the development of adequate language for describing the supervisory relationship from the perspective of “two-person psychology,” and (d) Shifting the conception of supervision from a parental model to one of mutual development through relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalThe Clinical Supervisor
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Developmental stages
  • Intersubjective
  • Mutuality
  • Relativism
  • Self-in-relation
  • Supervision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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