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.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Beginner to intermediate
- Language English
- Students 1002
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self