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The supervision genogram: A tool for preparing supervisors-in-training.

Aten J, Madson M, Kruse S ...see all

Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, vol. 45, issue 1 (2008) pp. 111-116

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The purpose of this article is to introduce the supervision genogram as a training tool that can be implemented in supervisor training. The supervision genogram is a unique training tool that may be used to enhance supervisors'-in-training self-awareness and understanding of the supervisory process. Psychological trainers who are responsible for training supervisors may also find that the supervision genogram can aid them in assessing the needs of supervisors-in-training and in creating corresponding supervisory environments and experiences. A detailed account of how to develop and process the supervision genogram is given. An overview of supervision genogram symbols and a completed supervision genogram are also provided. Implications for training, such as flexibility of application, ethical and professional issues, and developmental considerations for using this tool are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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  • clinical supervision
  • professional psychology education
  • professional psychology training
  • supervision training
  • supervisors-in-training

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  • Jamie D Aten

  • Michael B Madson

  • Sandra Johnston Kruse

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