Aim: This study investigated the perceived impact on practitioners of undertaking a postgraduate diploma in consultative supervision.
Method: Fourteen students, undertaking a postgraduate course in supervision, consented to having six 'end-of-teaching unit' reflections analysed anonymously, using thematic content analysis (Burnard, Gill, Stewart, Treasure & Chadwick, 2008).
Conclusions: The results showed that supervision training prompted experienced counsellors and psychotherapists to reflect on their development, with perceived positive effects on their supervision and therapy practice. Participants also reported an increased awareness of organisational context and the impact of differences between culture, gender and class (Lago, 2006). Further research is required to ascertain whether these results pertain to different types of supervision training.
- Qualitative research methods
- Supervision development
- Supervision training