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Clinical Perspectives on Psychotherapy Supervision
Greben, Stanley E., MD and Ronald Ruskin, MD
American Psychiatric Press / Hardcover / 1994-10-01 / 0880485523
Clinical Supervision / Toronto Authors
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Clinical Perspectives on Psychotherapy Supervision is the first book to examine the role of the supervisor—one of the most important teaching tools in psychotherapy—from multiple perspectives. Written by experts from virtually every major aspect of supervision, this book gives a clear picture of the many challenges involved in supervising, and how these challenges are best met.

Richly illustrated with clinical vignettes, Clinical Perspectives on Psychotherapy Supervision explores theories of supervision, reviews the recent literature, and offers guidelines for practice.

Clinical Perspectives on PsychotherapySupervision examines supervision from a variety of perspectives, including

• the type of therapy (group, family, behavioral, psychodynamic)
• the type of patient (psychotic, crisis)
• the context (legal, ethical, cultural, gender)
• the vantage of the supervisee
• the vantage of the development of the supervisor
• the perspective of failed supervision


Introduction: significant aspects of the supervisor-supervisee relationship and interaction. Ethical and legal issues in psychotherapy supervision. Gender issues in supervision. Issues in psychotherapy supervision when participants are from different cultures. Supervision of the beginning psychiatric resident. The supervisee’s experience of supervision. Supervision of group psychotherapy. Family therapy supervision. Supervision of patients with recurrent psychosis. Emergency and crisis psychotherapy supervision. A cognitive-behavioral model of supervision with individual and group components. The development of a psychotherapy supervisor. Privacy versus disclosurem in psychotherapy supervision. When supervision may fail: difficulties and impasses. Index.

About the Editors:

Stanley E. Greben, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.R.C.Psych., is Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, and Professor of Psychotherapy, University of Toronto. He is also Consultant and Coordinator of Postgraduate Psychiatric Education, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

Ronald Ruskin, M.D., Dip Psych, F.R.C.P.C., is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Senior Research Associate, Trinity College, University of Toronto. He is also Staff Psychiatrists, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

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