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I am trained in supervision and systemic supervision.

It is important to note that we often take off the therapy hat for Domains of Action, Production and Explanation:  and shifting between these aesthetically is often key.

A useful model to ensure high-quality relational reflexivity I use is Barry Masons approach method technique - to ensure epistemological theoretical rigor especially when integrating ideas from different ontological domains. I take a narrative therapy ethos towards most supervisions: valuing collaborative sense-making, hearing non-problem stories of clients, and your skills (not just problem areas of stuckness). I also listen out for the unspoken and attend to transference in the therapy space which can be very useful.

In supervision I use a range of tools including role play, 'which GRACIES grab you', sculpting exercises and Statement of Position Maps 1 and 2.  I also draw positioning compasses with supervisees to remember how to 'go on' in sessions - drawing on the work of Karen Partridge.

It is often useful to formulate together from 2 different approaches and I encourage this where there is stuckness.

For supervision on work on the level of teams/consultation, I am experienced in the use of Collaborative Helping Maps to shift individualism towards collective action. I bring with me visual aids to help with collaborative formulation and sense-making. 

I hold space to helps supervisee's shift from attending only to their own sense-making to the sense-making their client is making: which can be powerful.

Supervision in this way will help you to grow your relational reflexivity skills.

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1 St. Marks Place
EH15 2QB

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Type of session

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to qualified Clinical Psychologists: with a broadly narrative, systemic approach but also drawing on psychodynamic techniques.

Dane Duncan Mills

Dane Duncan Mills