Title

Creative Approaches for Promoting Vulnerability in Supervision: A Relational-Cultural Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Originally Published In

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Volume Number

14

Issue Number

3

Page Numbers

391-404

Abstract

Supervisors are responsible for protecting client welfare and for promoting counselor development. In order for counselor growth and development to occur, the supervisee must feel safe being vulnerable in supervision and a strong supervisory relationship is essential in creating this safe space for the supervisee. Given the significance of the supervisory relationship, the authors discuss the application of relational-cultural theory to the supervisory process (i.e., Relational Cultural Supervision) with a focus on the concept of vulnerability and the addition of creativity as a means of supporting the supervisory process. Creative supervision activities that may promote vulnerability within the supervisory relationship are provided.

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