A Study on Psychotherapy Supervisor's Education and Training Components

상담 수퍼바이저 교육과 훈련 요소 연구 : 수퍼바이저 발달 요인과 수퍼바이저 역량 요인 중심으로

  • Received : 2016.02.15
  • Accepted : 2016.03.31
  • Published : 2016.04.28


Psychotherapy supervision has long been regarded as a crucial component of psychotherapy education. Supervisory role is very important in supervision outcomes but the absence of and need for supervisor's education and training have continued to be emphasized. Supervisor's education and training can be used to better prepare and strengthen new professionals who serve in the supervisory role. This study reviewed on the literatures of supervisor's education and training, psychotherapy supervisor's development, and core competencies in supervision. As a result of this study, it introduced what supervisor should be trained. There were supervisor identity, ability to build supervisory relationship/alliance, ability to provide effective and summative feedback, knowledge of professional supervision and value of commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth. Also consensus has converged on the superordinate value of now crucial components in educating and training supervisors: didactic instruction and experiential practice. In conclusion, I discussed what should be considered in Korean supervisor's education and training and future research directions.


Supervisor's Education and Training;Supervisor's Development;Core Competencies


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