Therapeutic and supervision relationship in cognitive behavioral supervision

Jan Prasko (Coresponding Author), Darius Dicevicius, Marie Ociskova, Jakub Vanek, Milos Slepecky, Ilona Krone, Marija Abeltina, Lina Bagdonaviciene

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The therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the patient is an integral part of the supervision. The supervisory relationship between the supervisor and the therapist is also important, as the supervisor can help to realize, strengthen, or hinder the supervisory work. If supervision is to be an effective tool for improving the quality and competence of therapists, it must provide a safe space based on a kind and understanding relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee. While guiding the consultation, the supervisor helps the supervisee by questioning to recognize the broader framework of the case formulation, to clarify fitting therapy strategies, and to understand what is happening in the therapeutic relation, particularly to bring awareness to transference and countertransference matters. To guide the supervisee well in revealing their thoughts and emotional responses, the supervisor must have the ability to recognize, label, understand and express his / her own emotions. Understanding one's own limitations, one's own resistance to change, is necessary to understand both the supervisee and himself/herself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-35
Number of pages14
JournalActivitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Relationship
  • Supervision

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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