Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Supervision*



Transference and Countertransference can be challenging topics to address in supervision and left unchecked, they can wreak havoc on the counseling or supervisory relationship.  Counselors in training often struggle to understand transference and countertransference and may rely on their supervisors for help with this.  Supervisors may also experience this phenomenon and there is often a need for new or optimal ways to address it.  There are many levels to transference and countertransference including client transference, counselor countertransference toward the client, counselor transference toward the supervisor, and supervisor countertransference toward the supervisee.  Understanding these levels and the potential problems that can accompany them can go a long way in preventing problems in both the counseling relationship and the supervisory relationship.  This interactive webinar explores transference and countertransference in the supervisory relationship and offers techniques to address them in order to create better and more productive counseling and supervisory relationships.


  • Define transference and countertransference in the counseling and supervisory relationships, and to become more familiar with the many levels of transference and countertransference.
  • Recognize when transference or countertransference are occurring in the counseling or supervisor relationship.
  • Discuss problems that can arise from transference and countertransference while learning new ways to address them.
  • Explain the practical tools that can be used in the session to address transference and countertransference.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1026
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Supervision*
    • Lecture.1
      Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Supervision*
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Supervision* 15 questions

Dr. Meagan Jones has worked in a teaching capacity for over 5 years, and has taught in both online and in person formats. She is currently an Adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the online Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has been practicing for over 11 years, and has worked in a variety of settings from correctional counseling to intensive in-home and community mental health settings to private practice. She currently practices in a private practice setting offering both in person and online mental health services. Dr. Jones obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Columbia International University. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Jones specializes in the areas of sexual trauma, crisis and trauma, general mental health issues, women’s issues, sexuality, and spirituality counseling. She has been teaching, writing, and presenting on trauma, sex trafficking, sexuality, sexual healing post-trauma, LGBTQ issues, supervision, and professional development for counselors for the past several years.
When she is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking, jet skiing, being outside, crafting, and enjoying time with her family.