Psychodrama in clinical supervision
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SP ZOZ Ośrodek Profilaktyki i Leczenia Uzależnień w Zabrzu
Submission date: 2016-02-07
Final revision date: 2016-03-02
Acceptance date: 2016-05-19
Publication date: 2016-06-19
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Małgorzata Anna Kowalcze   

SP ZOZ Ośrodek Profilaktyki i Leczenia Uzależnień, ul. Park Hutniczy 6, 41-700 Ruda Ślaska Zabrze, Polska
Psychoter 2016;176(1):43-57
I have a long-term professional experience in conducting individual and group supervision for two professional groups: addiction therapists and psychotherapists. In this thesis I concentrate on the possibilities of applying the method of psychodrama in supervision. In my professional practice I often wonder in what way I should conduct the supervision so that supervised therapists’ dependent attitudes are not being strengthened, how I should provide them with information in order not to judge in an excessive manner. Such a method has appeared to be psychodrama. According to the assumptions of psychodrama, supervision stimulates a psychotherapist’s professional development, his/her creativity, authenticity, being beneficial for his/her patients at the same time; it should carry a fresh viewpoint on the practice and a new viewpoint on the therapeutic relationship. Supervision with the use of psychodrama does not lean only on its application in pure form. In the supervisory process also elements of psychoanalysis become integrated theories of family systems, cognitive-bahavioral theories and humanistic approach. On the part of a supervisor it invloves knowledge, flexibility and creativity as well as engagement in the process itself. Similarly to psychodrama, in supervision the main value is a safe and confidential atmosphere. A supervisor needs to ensure that a person who takes the material from their work with a patient can fear lessly reveal their work, making constructive changes and hold a new different view of a therapeutic relationship.
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