Collaborative approaches to family systems supervision: Differentiation of self
MacKay, L. and Brown, J. (2013), Collaborative Approaches to Family Systems Supervision: Differentiation of Self. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 34: 325–337. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1036
Many systems approaches speak to the importance of respectful mutual curiosity in supervision rather than linear teacher-learner didacticism. This paper provides an overview of collaborative approaches to supervision in therapy. It then focuses on Bowen family systems and encouraging differentiation in the relationship process between supervisor and supervisee as a useful approach towards equal collaboration. The authors use case examples to illustrate what impedes and fosters mutuality in the supervision process where both supervisor and supervisee learn from each other.
collaborative, family systems, Bowen, supervision, differentiation