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The Reflecting Team Model Used for Clinical Group Supervision Without Clients Present


Sissel Reichelt, PhD, is a professor at Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Jan Skjerve, PhD, is a chief psychologist at Clinical Department, Psychological Faculty, University of Bergen. Address correspondence to Sissel Reichelt, Psykologisk institutt, PO Box 1094 Blindern, 0317 Oslo, N-Norway; E-mail:


An approach to group supervision, applying reflecting team, is described. Interview data showing how the approach is practiced recently are presented and analyzed qualitatively, and the results are discussed in relation to the original approach. The conclusion is that there are many pitfalls in using reflecting teams in supervision, and that following the original approach may guard against these pitfalls, but that some revisions may be needed. Supervisors, supervisees, and reflecting team members are all generally satisfied with the approach, but it remains to be established to what extent it contributes to therapist development.