Dialogical mindfulness in supervision role-play

Andersson, Lars, King, Robert, & Lalande, Lloyd (2010) Dialogical mindfulness in supervision role-play. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: linking research with practice, 10(4), pp. 287-294.

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Aims: This exploratory pilot study investigated Mindfulness-based Role-play (MBRP) supervision to find out how therapists would experience the approach, and to what extent they would find it useful, particularly in relation to empathy toward clients. Method: Thirteen therapists participated in a workshop, introducing mindfulness and MBRP supervision, and subsequently had one individual MBRP supervision session. Data collection and analysis: Qualitative data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews and analysed with regard to participants' supervision experiences by means of a modified version of the Consensual Qualitative Research method. Findings: Participants predominantly had positive emotional and cognitive responses to their supervision experiences. The main supervision outcomes were empathy with the client's emotional experience, enhanced awareness of functioning as a therapist, and thoughts about how to proceed in therapy. A subset of participants also reported observed effects in therapy with clients. Conclusions: Even taking into account the methodological limitations of the study, these findings are promising and suggest that further research into the MBRP supervision approach is warranted.

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ID Code: 40790
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Empathy, Mindfulness, Role-Play, Qualitative Research, Supervision
DOI: 10.1080/14733141003599500
ISSN: 1473-3145
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2011 02:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:26

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