Dialogical mindfulness in supervision role-play

Andersson, Lars, King, Robert and Lalande, Lloyd (2010) Dialogical mindfulness in supervision role-play. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10 4: 287-294. doi:10.1080/14733141003599500

Author Andersson, Lars
King, Robert
Lalande, Lloyd
Title Dialogical mindfulness in supervision role-play
Journal name Counselling and Psychotherapy Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-3145
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14733141003599500
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 287
End page 294
Total pages 8
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aims: This exploratory pilot study investigated Mindfulness-based Role-play (MBRP) supervision to find out how therapists would experience the approach, and to what extent they would find it useful, particularly in relation to empathy toward clients.

Method: Thirteen therapists participated in a workshop, introducing mindfulness and MBRP supervision, and subsequently had one individual MBRP supervision session.

Data collection and analysis: Qualitative data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews and analysed with regard to participants' supervision experiences by means of a modified version of the Consensual Qualitative Research method.

Findings: Participants predominantly had positive emotional and cognitive responses to their supervision experiences. The main supervision outcomes were empathy with the client's emotional experience, enhanced awareness of functioning as a therapist, and thoughts about how to proceed in therapy. A subset of participants also reported observed effects in therapy with clients.

Conclusions: Even taking into account the methodological limitations of the study, these findings are promising and suggest that further research into the MBRP supervision approach is warranted.
Keyword Empathy
Qualitative research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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