The therapy - Supervision dialectic

Haya Itzhaky, Tova Itzhaky

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It is widely agreed that supervision has an emotional load which should be dealt with in the supervisory relationship as means of increasing effectiveness in the learning process. This situation makes it difficult for the supervisor to keep adequate distance between supervision and therapy. Current literature on this subject offers no tools for this matter. This paper suggests a model that uses some basic ideas derived from Winnicott's thinking. Our model integrates the dynamic forces operating in the supervisory space and can be used as a compass to help the supervisor in his or her movements while preventing crossing the boundary between supervision and therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-88
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Social Work Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


  • Intermediate area
  • Supervision
  • Therapy


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