Jim Rudes, PhD, is in private practice in Hollywood, FL and an adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 33161
FOCUSED SUPERVISION SEEN THROUGH A RECURSIVE FRAME ANALYSIS*
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 203–215, April 1997
How to Cite
Rudes, J., Shilts, L. and Berg, I. K. (1997), FOCUSED SUPERVISION SEEN THROUGH A RECURSIVE FRAME ANALYSIS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 23: 203–215. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1997.tb00244.x
Lee Shilts, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social and Systemic Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Insoo Kim Berg, MSSW, is Director, Brief Family Therapy Center, P.O. Box 13736, Milwaukee, WI 53213–0736
A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the 51st Annual American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Anaheim, CA, October, 1993.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the literature addressing family therapy training and supervision (Liddle, Breunlin, & Schwartz, 1988; Morris & Chenail, 1995; Selekman & Todd, 1995; Thomas, 1994). Most of this literature, however, focuses on theory rather than prctice. This paper presents a study of solution-focused therapy's model of supervision, which we have labeled focused supervision. This supervisory process is conceptualized as a conversation during which supervisor and supervisee engage in a dialogue that mutually shapes the meaning of the experience. This study attends to the actual words spoken and utilizes recursive frame analysis to get closer to the talk of a focused supervisory session.