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Embodiment and the Supervisory Task

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. Embodiment and the Supervisory Task. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, 7(4), pp. 293-304. ISSN 1743-2979 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Supervision is an intimate act of creation and this article endeavours to understand the mercurial nature of this task, drawing on theoretical perspectives grounded in a Jungian framework. With a focus on training, supervisor and supervisee negotiate a labyrinth as they co-create a process within a triangular relationship, in which one key player, the client, is absent. The role of embodied knowing shapes a process involving the body as an active agent of change, whilst the wider matrix of the institution offers a multi-layered universe of parallel processes. The article offers composite vignettes to illustrate how unarticulated embodied wisdom transforms into a conceptualised understanding of clinical material through the transcen- dent function. The article illuminates the value of the body as radar for unconscious communication within the supervisory relationship.
Keywords: supervision; embodiment; Dance Movement Therapy; training

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/17432979.2012.681394

Keywords:

supervision; embodiment; Dance Movement Therapy; training

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
November 2012Published

Item ID:

11635

Date Deposited:

12 Jun 2015 08:56

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2017 08:52

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11635

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