Group Interventions

Supervisors of group supervision must attend to a variety of dynamics. These dynamics include the relationship between each supervisee and the supervisor, the relationships between the group members, and the individual clinical experiences and needs of each supervisee. The supervisor needs to attend to the issues present in “groups” as well as “supervision.” For this reason, group supervision activities tend to focus on didactic presentation, case conferencing, individual development, and group development.
 Case presentations are an example of a “typical” group supervision intervention. There are a variety of methods for case conferencing. Bernard and Goodyear (1998) include two models. For an example of a case conferencing model see: Case Conferencing Format. For an examples of group supervision formats see: Group Supervision

It is important to discuss group supervision expectations with the supervisor.