Supervision is a composite of many roles that serve several functions all at once. Tensions can occur between the supervisor and supervisee as the various supervisory roles are often juxtaposed. We present a strength-based approach to reflective supervision that supports a willingness to do deep work and that highlights resilience in the relationship. Practical strategies on the building and maintenance of resilience that involve self-reflection, growth, and development in the supervisory relationship are provided.
Professor, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education,
University of Lethbridge