Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The effects of live supervision via telephone on therapists was explored. Three supervisors experienced in live supervision were each asked to supervise live, two family therapists until they had each made a minimum of three phone interventions per therapist. The therapists' behavior two minutes immediately before the interventions and two minutes immediately after the phone interventions were then rated by judges using nonverbal and scale measures. Therapists' behavior were rated on the following factors: anxiety, responsiveness, immediacy, and genuineness. The results did not indicate any significant differences between therapist's behavior before and after phone interventions, and only modest differences in behaviors between therapists using different supervisors. The findings are supportive of live supervision as there was no evidence the live interventions affect the therapists negatively on the above dimensions. The findings are discussed with implications for the field of supervision.
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Bistline, John L., "The impact of live supervision on the family therapist's level of immediacy, anxiety, responsiveness, and genuineness" (1982). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618799.