Bruno van den Bosch, Marleen Van Laere

The metaposition of the supervisor

The conductor of an orchestra does not make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful. (Benjamin Sander)

Supervision requires a broad experience in the mechanisms of the therapist. In addition, the supervisor must master the ability to coach "the therapist" in his interactions and interventions in relation to the client, the client system and the assistance process. The supervisor must create report with the therapist and his process on the one hand, and with the client system discussed on the other. Important in this is that he deeply respects the style, the personality, the choices, the process of the therapist. The supervisor works behind the scenes...

Supervision therefore requires a meta-position that makes it possible for the supervisor to take several perspectives almost simultaneously and can work in an integrative way.  The 7 eyed Model for supervision is a systemic model developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Sohet to work with individuals, groups and organizations. We will in this workshop connect the 7 perspectives with the integrative
frameworks of the Conceptual Interaction (an integrative approach).

Bruno Van den Bosch