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Process-Centered Group Supervision
Clincial Social Work Journal (2009)
  • Cassandra L. Bransford, Binghamton University--SUNY
This article will present an experientially focused, process-centered approach to group supervision that may be used in practice and fieldwork settings, as well as in the classroom. The approach is derived from a combination of relational psychoanalytic theory, rooted in interpersonal and object relations theory, and social constructionism. Beginning with a review of the concepts of acting out, projective identification, and parallel process, this article will examine how these concepts are applicable to process-centered group supervision. A detailed description of the approach will be provided, along with a review of the group guidelines. Through actual case vignettes of two process-centered supervisory sessions, elements of transference and countertransference occurring between and among participants will be identified, and their utility for supervision and practice will be examined.
  • Group supervision,
  • Process-centered supervision,
  • Parallel process in supervision
Publication Date
March 10, 2009
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Bransford, C.L. (2009). Process-centered group supervision. Clinical Social Work Journal, 37(2), 119-127.