Clinical Supervision for the Treatment of Adults With Severe Mental Illness: Pertinent Issues When Assisting Graduate Nursing Students
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 234–243, July 2010
How to Cite
Buck, K. D. and Lysaker, P. H. (2010), Clinical Supervision for the Treatment of Adults With Severe Mental Illness: Pertinent Issues When Assisting Graduate Nursing Students. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46: 234–243. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00258.x
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2010
- First Received June 5, 2009; Final Revision received November 16, 2009; Accepted for publication November 24, 2009.
- quality of life;
- severe mental illness;
PURPOSE. There is little to guide advanced practice nurses to provide supervision for graduate students conducting psychotherapy with persons with serious mental illness. This article provides concrete suggestions for clinical supervision.
CONCLUSIONS. Supervision should focus on assisting students to conduct recovery-based psychotherapy in terms of the therapeutic alliance, methods to provide empathy, collaborative goal setting, the management of countertransference, and the development of self-awareness.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. In providing clinical supervision, preceptors should assist students to become more aware of their own thoughts and feelings as well as stigmatizing beliefs in order to help clients move toward recovery.