Clinical Supervision is used in analytic psychotherapy as well as many other psychological professions engaged in working with people.See Clinical Supervision
Psychotherapy Sussex members are qualified as training supervisors and in addition can provide psychoanalytic supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and other established professionals wanting an in depth understanding of their clinical work giving opportunities for collaborative learning and sharing of ideas.
Some of our members also offer supervision for the ‘workplace’ practitioners who may work alone or where clinical supervision is not provided in house as part of their terms of employment’.
Clinical supervision consists of the a therapist meeting regularly with another professional, not necessarily more senior, but normally with training or considerable experience in offering clinical supervision, to discuss patient material and other professional issues in a confidential, structured way.
As well as the conscious content of the session, psychoanalytic supervision pays particular attention to unconscious processes operating in the patient–therapist dyad. In so doing the aim is to both provide opportunities for understanding and reflection as well as discussing strategies as to how best to use such insights in the service of the work and to ensure good practice and patient safety.
For trainee therapist or counsellors, clinical supervision is one of the most effective ways for experiential learning about the art and science of psychotherapy and is a requirement for many trainings.
Please contact us for information and referral to a supervisor.