Developing a Systemic Supervision Lens

Developing a systemic supervision lens  The seven eyed model, developed by Hawkins & Shohet (1985) integrates relational and systemic aspects of supervision inviting a focus on the relationships between client, therapist and supervisor. The model is called “ Seven Eyed ” because there are 7 distinct foci to be examined when reflecting on the therapeutic/workplace process.  The  Systemic Supervision Lens  (SSL) developed by Clinical Supervision Services, has been informed by the 7 eyed model. I begin here by giving an overview of the 7 eyed model and then provide an easy way to consider these eyes using the SSL approach within supervision. Here is a quick descriptive guide to the different eyes: 1.       Client focus  – Attune to the client. What is their experience of the therapeutic process?   2.       Strategies  – What strategies/intervention is being used by the supervisee (clinician) – why has s/he chosen that particular way of working with this client? 

The Supervision Frame: a guide for supervision contract setting

The Supervision Frame   – how using this   house   in contract setting can help frame the supervisory process… I’m often asked when working with Supervisors (Supervision of Supervision) …. ‘ How did I find myself in this pickle… my supervisee doesn’t come prepared…. Wasn’t I clear enough about expectations, roles and responsibilities?   Whether you offer individual or group supervision or are part of a peer supervisory relationship, it is important to ensure all involved have a clear understanding of roles responsibilities and the tasks of supervision. The ‘ Supervision Frame’  provides a visual representation to guide discussion in the early stages of negotiating a supervision contract ensuring clarity of  expectations  and the  process  of supervision.  Supervision needs to be collaborative and pitched to the developmental level of the supervisee. Good clinical supervision provides a space for regular reflection on practice enhancing the delivery of clinical care and patient safety.