When Supervision is difficult – can attachment theory help?

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with Anne Power MA UKCP and MBACP (Acred)

Saturday 23 April 2016 10:00 – 16:00

Workshop cost: £110 - 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors. Early-bird discount of 15% available until 8 January 2016

The Workshop:

This workshop will provide theoretical input as well as space for supervisors to explore their own practice. The day could also be relevant to those considering supervision training and to supervisees who would like to understand their own process more deeply and to reflect on how they use supervision.

Some of the dilemmas we will consider:

  • When supervision feels flat and we long to enliven it
  • When we are not confident of a supervisee’s competency
  • When diversity in a supervision group gets in the way of reverie or play
  • When transference in the supervision room damages the supervisory alliance • When we doubt we are getting the whole picture

 How can Attachment Theory help us reflect on what is going on and supply some ideas for working with these challenges?

 How do we establish a secure base in supervision to enable exploration and learning?  How may the attachment stories of the therapist and supervisor be impacting with that of the client?

The Trainer:

Anne Power trained in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy at The Bowlby Centre and did an MA in supervision at WPF/ Roehampton. She trained in couple work with Relate. She has taught in a number of settings since 2000 and was a supervisor for many years at the Wimbledon Guild. Previously her work was in the NHS and voluntary agencies; she now has a private practice in central London for couples and individuals. She is UKCP and MBACP registered.

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