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Supervising and Being Supervised A Practice in Search of a Theory by Jan Wiener, Richard Mizen, Jenny Duckham

Supervising and Being Supervised A Practice in Search of a Theory

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Supervising and Being Supervised A Practice in Search of a Theory by Jan Wiener, Richard Mizen, Jenny Duckham

Supervision is an essential constituent of analytic and psychotherapy training and a crucial part of ongoing professional development for all practitioners. In spite of this, little formal theory about supervision has been developed and, for the most part, learning to supervise has progressed using a simple apprenticeship model. Supervising and Being Supervised aims to rectify this situation. Jan Wiener, Richard Mizen and Jenny Duckham draw together contributions from a number of experienced Jungian analysts who supervise to explore key aspects of the supervisory experience with the aim of developing a theory for analytically-based work. Part One explores the nature of the supervisor-supervisee relationship, Part Two looks at a number of the settings and applications of supervision and Part Three examines problems that might occur in supervision. In the fourth and final part, and drawing on the previous chapters, the focus turns specifically to the challenges of developing a clear theory of supervision.


' the first comprehensive Jungian approach to supervision to be published. It establishes a foundation for thought on analytic supervision in a wide variety of contexts and breaks new ground in developing a body of theory on supervision...An invaluable building block for training and assessment at all levels...[and] essential reading for people engaged in supervision.' - Coline Covington, Chair of British Confederation of Psychotherapists and Consultant Editor of Journal of Analytical Psychology 'The great merit of this book is that it brings together a number of very different contributions to the central aspects of supervision, from highly different perspectives, accompanied by clear and thoughtful introduction and summary chapters by the editors...The authors base their theoretical reflections on their practical experiences as supervisors, using real case examples that make the book both stimulating and easy to read.' - Verena Kast, Professor of Psychology, University of Zurich and Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute, Kusnacht 'This book should become essential reading in analytic training programmes throughout the world. The essays collected here represent the most current and informed thinking on the emergent discipline of analytic supervision. The work admirably fills a critical gap in the literature.' - Murray Stein, President, International Association of Analytical Psychology 'This invaluable book is a matrix within which anyone interested in supervision will find food, exercise and response to their interest.' - Nicholas Spicer, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal 'I hope very much that this book will be widely read by supervisors such as myself who have no qualification, as Martin reminds us, to do what we are doing.' - Richard Carvalho, The Journal of Analytical Psychology'

About the Author

JAN WIENER is Training Analyst and Director of Training of the Society of Analytical Psychology. She is Senior Adult Psychotherapist at Thorpe Coombe Hospital and in private practice in London. She is co-author, with Mannie Sher, of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Health Care (1998). RICHARD MIZEN is a Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology and works in private practice as an analyst and supervisor in London and Exeter. JENNY DUCKHAM is a Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology and Medical Director of the C. G. Jung Clinic (London). Also a group analytic psychotherapist, she teaches on behalf of the Institute of Group Analysis in London and Dublin. She has a private practice in London.

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Publication date

10th December 2002


Jan Wiener, Richard Mizen, Jenny Duckham

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Palgrave Macmillan


256 pages





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