GREG HAGGERTY received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, New York, USA, and is the staff psychologist at Nassau University Medical Center's adolescent inpatient service. His areas of research interest are personality assessment, interpersonal processes, training/supervision and psychotherapy outcome.
THE USE OF VIDEO IN PSYCHOTHERAPY SUPERVISION
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2011
© The authors. British Journal of Psychotherapy © 2011 BAP and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
British Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 193–210, May 2011
How to Cite
Haggerty, G. and Hilsenroth, M. J. (2011), THE USE OF VIDEO IN PSYCHOTHERAPY SUPERVISION. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 27: 193–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0118.2011.01232.x
MARK J. HILSENROTH received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee and is currently Professor of Psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, New York, USA. His areas of research interest are personality assessment, training/supervision, psychotherapy process and treatment outcomes.
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2011
This article provides a rationale for the increased use of video recording psychotherapy sessions in clinical supervision and training, including psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training. Social and cognitive psychology research on memory shows that it is limited in a number of ways and, because of this, supervision that solely depends on second-hand reporting of session events in supervision can be equally limited. Additionally, second-hand reporting and audiotapes of session material are often not able to adequately shed light on the nonverbal behaviour exhibited by the patient and therapist. Video recording allows a supervisor to view the session material as it happened during the session so as to provide more effective supervision and psychotherapy training. Examples are given from face-to-face once-weekly work, in a training clinic which uses non-mandatory video recording. Concerns about confidentiality and ethics are discussed, along with potential objections to video recording.