Narrative Inquiry on the Actual Experience of a Supervisory Relationship in Korea

수퍼비젼 관계형성 실행경험에 대한 내러티브 탐구

  • 주은선 (덕성여자대학교 심리학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.26
  • Accepted : 2017.09.15
  • Published : 2017.09.28


This research presents the relationship building between the supervisor and supervisee through the supervision process in a narrative inquiry. The supervisory relationships of the supervisor A and supervisee B, and the effects they have on the relationship between the two are described in as factual terms as possible. The results imply that genuineness and openness are the core components of relationship. Especially, in the case of a highly hierarchical relationship, where it is often easy for the supervisor to employ hidden tactics, efforts on the part of the supervisor's endeavor to develop unconditional acceptance can be helpful in establishing a more open-minded attitude. As a result, the common view in the literature that attributes relationship hierarchy to cultural factors may need to be reexamined. This research provides evidence that in the case of supervision and training in counseling, establishing an environment of acceptance, trust and rapport can help advance the supervisory relationship to a less hierarchical form.


Narrative Inquiry;A Supervisory Relationship;Person-centered Approach;Three-dimensional Narrative Inquiry Space


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