By Frank N. Thomas

​ ​ New info have come to gentle during the resolution targeted short treatment organization Archive (hereafter, the Archive). this knowledge is drawn from manuscripts and video that includes one of many SF founders, Insoo Kim Berg, MSW. Archive video examples of Ms. Berg undertaking supervision, treatment groups, and case session in addition to unpublished manuscripts written by means of her offer targeted possibilities to demonstrate particular assumptions and methods hardly visible sooner than. The files define Ms. Berg’s philosophy, assumptions, and strategies to behavior supervision, and the movies provide in vivo examples of her supervision and team/case session variety. jointly, the Archive fabrics supply a wealthy source for a ebook that either informs and illustrates SFS​.

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Agencies, universities, and licensure boards often require supervisor evaluations that assume supervisors have the capacity to assess therapists’ performance by measuring it against carefully crafted professional standards. There are times when therapists disagree with these assessments, which can lead to difficult confrontations. A SF approach would create open discussion about the standards, process, requirements, and expectations involved in evaluations from the beginning. If the therapist disagrees with the assessment, the conversation can focus on any aspect of the evaluative process, but the therapist’s self-assessment does not trump the supervisor’s simply because it differs.

Shari: What if what you saw isn’t “infidelity” to them? Chad: Whoa! How could it not be? Shari: It might be tough to imagine…give me a couple of other possible understandings of what these two people were doing besides “infidelity,” and then I’ll chime in. ” Chad (after 20 seconds of thought): Well…maybe he doesn’t see it as infidelity…maybe they have an agreement in their marriage that he can flirt and stuff. 5 Inspiration for this dialogue is drawn from a limited example in Stewart and Amundson (1995).

What experience have you had while using these practices? ” I would add my own questions to supplement Stewart’s, including supervisor and therapist in the considerations: • How can we act as if (this conclusion) were true and still return to other options later? • What are potential downsides to believing and acting on this conclusion? • If we’re right, so what? If we’re wrong, what’s next? 2 A SF Stance 15 An example may illustrate the use of some of these “temporary certainty” questions. Supervisor Shari and therapist Chad are discussing a troubling development in one of Chad’s couples therapy cases.

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