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Supervised case experience in supportive psychotherapy: suggestions for trainers

  • Navjot Bedi and Helena Vassiliadis

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists' guidelines for the psychotherapy training of trainee psychiatrists include a supervised case experience in supportive psychotherapy. There is, however, a lack of clarity over the concept of supportive psychotherapy and how this might be taught and supervised, and this may discourage trainers from offering formal clinical supervision in this modality. In this article we briefly describe the history of supportive psychotherapy, the various ways in which it has been conceptualised, and some of the research in the area. We discuss the case for training and make practical suggestions for how this experience might be offered by consultant psychiatrists in an everyday psychiatric setting.

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Dr Navjot Bedi, Nottinghamshire Eating Disorders Service, Mandala Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6LB, UK. Email: navjot.bedi@nottshc.nhs.uk

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Supervised case experience in supportive psychotherapy: suggestions for trainers

  • Navjot Bedi and Helena Vassiliadis

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