Creative Supervision: A Multifaceted Approach

Presenters: Kate Donohue and Fran Goldberg
Date: April 19, 2008, Saturday
Place: 3435 Cesar Chavez, Studio 320, San Francisco.
(Further details will be sent upon receipt of registration.)

Times: 10 AM - 5 PM
Credits: 6 CEU’s available for MFT’s and Psychologists Pending
Cost: $150
To Register: Call Kate T. Donohue, 415-695-1464

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Seminar Description

Creative Supervision is a unique integrated approach, blending traditional and Expressive arts models of supervision. It weaves in arts processes to ignite the creative process in supervision. Two experienced expressive arts therapy supervisors will demonstrate and discuss how to weave creative arts processes into the supervisory sessions.

Blending expressive arts processes with traditional models of supervision can deepen the supervisory process by:

  • enlivening the basic nuts and bolts exchange of supervisory information,
  • intensifying empathetic understanding
  • clarifying diagnostic issues,
  • uncovering co-transference intersubjective themes, and
  • illuminating parallel process in the supervisory relationship

This course will combine the styles of two experienced expressive arts supervisors. Through experiential processes and lectures, they will address the issues of transference, countertransference and the intersubjective experience of both supervisor and supervisee present practical ideas for mentoring the supervisee, dilemmas that are unique to the use of arts in therapy and assist participants in a deeper understanding of themselves as supervisors and as therapists. Each presenter will present key points gleaned from her experience as supervisor and her specific interests in the area of arts based supervision.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

• Understand the basic theories underlying creative supervision.

• Understand how to deepen the supervisory process through the arts.

• Identify expressive arts interventions for supervision.

• Understand the use of the arts in exploring transference, counter-transference and Intersubjectivity.

• Understand the unique issues of creative supervision.

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