Self-reflexivity is a useful way to think about what you hold, from your client, your organisation and your systems and how this impacts or supports the therapy you offer.
With over 18 years as an Art Therapist in various organisations and systems, I value our experiences as therapists and how we think about each environment is important to us as therapists and the therapeutic relationship.
I have been a clinical supervisor for over 13 years, with my training at the British Association of Art Therapists-Baat.
I have been supervising qualified therapists from different professions and trainee art, drama and music therapists.
We reflect and explore the supervisee's transference and counter transference within the context of the organisation and the therapy sessions incorporating art making when useful.
It can be a great relief to understand organisational and system dynamics.