The E & the C of Supervision

When understanding supervision it is helpful to distinguish between content and methods.

CONTENT is the subject being focussed on for example: the therapeutic task, the therapeutic relationship, risk issues, the supervisee, the supervisory relationship or the context in which supervision occurs.

Talk is sheepMETHODS are the means by which the content is addressed for example -through case study or case discussion methods (C) or more experiential methods (E). 

'Experiential' basically means those methods which involve as substantial element of 'doing'.

Examples of E methods are - diagramatic case formulation, live session samples (recorded or direct), evaluating competencies using psychometric measures, skills rehearsal and such like.

Case study discussion is the most common method used in supervision, but some professional organisations are now recognising and promoting the use of wider more experiential methods.

If you interested in receiving professional supervision of your therapy practise, please make an enquiry to discuss this further.