Reflections on the first year of a critical psychotherapy supervision collective

Andy Brooker, Maria Canete, Mehboob Dada, E. Hughes, Sacha Lawrence, Del Loewenthal, John Mason, Sally Parsloe

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This is a description of eight members' experiences of the evolution of a critical psychotherapy supervision collective. It comprises not only psychological therapists from different modalities; but, also other ‘psy’ professions and service users. We report on our first year of monthly meetings which start with two members exploring an aspect of their clinical work receiving group supervision followed by a monthly exploration of a theme usually involving how we might think about responding to changes threatening the psychotherapeutic project. We then have a business meeting which also provides news and links with external events and then a reflective group.

© 2017, Taylor & Francis. The attached document (embargoed until 03/04/2018) is an author produced version of a paper published in Self & Society, uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self- archiving policy. The final published version (version of record) is available online at Some minor differences between this version and the final published version may remain. We suggest you refer to the final published version should you wish to cite from it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
JournalSelf & Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017


  • critical psychotherapy
  • critical counselling
  • supervision collective
  • multi-modal
  • service users
  • socio-political-economic influences

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