Individual Supervision

Supervision entails the monitoring and evaluation of the course of treatment of cases from the private practice or clinical work of the psychotherapist being supervised. It also includes guidance and directions provided by the supervisor based on the theoretical model used by the in her or his clinical work. Since the theoretical model I use is the psychoanalytic one, it is important for the supervisee to be thoroughly familiar with the principles of psychoanalysis or to become familiar during the supervision. In addition to the treatment’s clinical aspects (diagnosis, therapeutic approach, etc.), the supervision focuses on the dynamic of transference and counter transference and the way it positively affects the treatment process or acts as an obstacle that may cause a rupture and an early termination of the treatment. With the support of supervision, the therapist can more easily perceive and understand the patient’s transference, which may be difficult to manage, and be better attuned to her or his own counter transference, which, once recognized and fully comprehended, not only ceases being an obstacle to treatment but helps the therapist to better understand the patient and continue the treatment in a consistent manner.