Saturday, August 22, 2009

Supervision: Positive Experience

During a recent Art Therapy supervision group, I gave the directive to create an image about a positive experience that each therapist had in one of their groups or with a patient. Often, we focus on all the problems we have with the patients since sex offenders are a hard population to work with. I think we forget to discuss what goes well and some of the positive results that we see. This can help us feel more rewarded and fulfilled in our work, and it can help our peers to share what has worked for us, helpful approaches and techniques. Talking about challenges and difficulties can drag us down at times, so sharing positive experiences can be morale boosting and more uplifting for a change.