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The structure in which you get stuck with your client is (also) yours

The importance of the therapist's self-exploration process in (peer) supervision

ARTICLEÁrpi Süle - 58–2 (2020)

SUMMARY

When a therapeutic process gets stuck, it is not only the client who is in a structure-bound manner of experiencing, but the therapist as well. What happens in the therapeutic relationship affects the therapist’s own vulnerable experiences to which he might not be able to relate acceptingly. His manner of experiencing the therapeutic situation becomes structure-bound. This is illustrated with a focusing process in which the therapist explores a bodily feeling that he experienced in the relationship with a client. Thereafter this is clarified from four perspectives which all offer different insights in certain aspects of (peer) supervision

KEYWORDS

structure-bound experiencing of the therapist, focusing oriented (peer) supervision