Introduction and Intent
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Introduction and Intent book
This book illustrates how to receive and provide clinical art therapy supervision. Like many other mental health professionals, art therapists may find themselves in a supervisory role based on their experience as a clinician, instead of through formalized training or guidance on how to be a supervisor. Likewise, if how to be in supervision is not fully addressed in their formal education, supervisees, and supervisors who do not engage in their own supervision, may lack the ability to fully contribute to the supervisory process. The book includes reasons for and expectations of art therapy supervision, along with best practices for both supervisees and supervisors. Social location and identities of the supervisor and supervisee influence the supervisory relationship. The importance of not only understanding, but also naming and addressing differences across supervisee and supervisor are addressed. The book breaks down the different formats of supervision: individual, group, and distance supervision.