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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Margaret E.
dc.contributor.authorBird, Drew
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T14:51:02Z
dc.date.available2018-03-22T14:51:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-02
dc.identifier.citationSmith, M. E., Bird, D. (2014) 'Fairy tales, landscapes and metaphor in supervision: An exploratory study', Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 14 (1):2.en
dc.identifier.issn14733145
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14733145.2013.779732
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622436
dc.description.abstractObjective: Supervision is an important requirement for most health professionals and finding innovative and creative forms of ensuring safe and ethical practice are helpful to practitioners. This paper explores the use of fairy tales, mental landscapes and metaphors to illuminate the therapeutic and supervisory relationship. A therapy case study was used as reference. Design: The design was based on a grounded theory methodology and qualitative‐based collaborative meetings between professionals. Both researchers/participants were from different therapeutic backgrounds; drama therapy and integrative counselling. Findings: Two main themes emerged relating to the therapeutic process: (1) Using Archetypal themes in fairy tales to enhance the clarity of the therapeutic landscape; and (2) The facilitation of the sense system through the use of small objects to reconceptualise the therapeutic dynamic. Conclusion: The use of metaphor and small objects to explore retrospective therapeutic encounters can enhance the role of supervision by broadening the cognitive landscape of the therapist. Implications for the therapist/client and supervisor relationships are considered.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1080/14733145.2013.779732en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Counselling and Psychotherapy Researchen
dc.subjectSupervisionen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleFairy tales, landscapes and metaphor in supervision: An exploratory study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn17461405
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalCounselling and Psychotherapy Researchen
html.description.abstractObjective: Supervision is an important requirement for most health professionals and finding innovative and creative forms of ensuring safe and ethical practice are helpful to practitioners. This paper explores the use of fairy tales, mental landscapes and metaphors to illuminate the therapeutic and supervisory relationship. A therapy case study was used as reference. Design: The design was based on a grounded theory methodology and qualitative‐based collaborative meetings between professionals. Both researchers/participants were from different therapeutic backgrounds; drama therapy and integrative counselling. Findings: Two main themes emerged relating to the therapeutic process: (1) Using Archetypal themes in fairy tales to enhance the clarity of the therapeutic landscape; and (2) The facilitation of the sense system through the use of small objects to reconceptualise the therapeutic dynamic. Conclusion: The use of metaphor and small objects to explore retrospective therapeutic encounters can enhance the role of supervision by broadening the cognitive landscape of the therapist. Implications for the therapist/client and supervisor relationships are considered.


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