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April 1967

Research on the Supervisory ProcessI. Supervisor's Appraisal of the Interview Data

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1967;16(4):427-431. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730220039006

SUPERVISION of psychotherapeutic interviews is founded on the premise that the data-gathering skills of the interviewer and the data presented are sufficient to enable the supervisor to develop valid constructions pertaining to the patient's clinical status. The model of supervision which uses reports given by the interviewer assumes that while therapists exhibit varied reactions to the material of the interview, observation by the supervisor of both the interviewer's reporting style and manner and the patient material presented will yield the essence of the patient's difficulties. It is, of course, a feature in the development of a therapist that over time his empathic and cognitive processes will become enhanced, so that his reflections of the therapy interview will become clearer to the supervisor. Supervision in the classical sense always includes these considerations; namely, that through the web of the therapist's distortions

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