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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?