Tele, Transference and Countertransference in Supervision
9:30am – 12:30pm (3hrs)
This workshop will be of particular interest to supervisors (for whom it will accrue supervision specific CPD hours) but is also open to supervisees and trainees who are interested to reflect on their use of supervision and the complexity of relationship that emerges in professional practice.
One of the foci of supervision is the therapeutic / professional relationship, whether between therapist and client or within collegial relationships. We can understand this space between ourselves and the other through the Morenian concept of Tele, and the psychodynamic concepts of Transference and Countertransference. We will explore these lenses on the relational field as they apply to supervision. There will also be an introduction to Bryn Jones’ Seven Step Relationship Sequence, a projective image-based technique regularly taught on the London Centre for Psychodrama Creative Supervision Training, which Bryn Jones co-teaches. There will be an opportunity to learn and experience this technique, to evaluate it, and to relate it to Morenian philosophy, including the concept of Tele.
Note: As we are working online, all participants are requested to bring with them: A plain piece of cloth that can be folded to a size of approx. 80cm x 20com. And a variety of images (postcards, image cards, etc.) – at least 20 images.
Anna Chesner is co-director of the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy. She is course director of the Creative Supervision Diploma Training, which is a HIPC recognised supervision training course. Anna is widely published. Her book One to One Psychodrama Psychotherapy, Applications and Technique (ed. A. Chesner) was launched at the 2019 BPA conference. Her book Creative Supervision across Modalities (eds. A. Chesner and L. Zografou) is a core text on several supervision trainings. Anna works in private practice in London as a psychotherapist and supervisor