Solution-focused clinical supervision

Using solution-focused techniques within clinical supervision

Authored by: John Fowler

Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415779555
eBook ISBN: 9780203843437
Adobe ISBN: 9781136912801


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This chapter explores how the principles and techniques used in solution-focused therapy can be transferred to the clinical supervision relationship. Clinical supervision should never be confused with therapy, but some of the techniques used by therapists such as listening skills, helping people to focus and clarifying points are transferable skills to any sort of relationship. Similarly the author argues that there are a number of key techniques that have been developed by the solution-focused therapists that transfer to the clinical supervision relationship. Even the core principle of being positive and looking for solutions can transform a clinical supervision meeting.

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