This edition’s column is written with grateful thanks to Jan Stiff. Jan was a student on the Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision recently and used a teaching and learning session to introduce an online supervision model she had adapted from a GP consultation model for use with trainees. Jan’s original career was in nursing and she is married to a GP. She now works online, particularly with young people.
It is refreshing and illuminating to consider models from other professions, to discover if / how they might add to our own body of knowledge and way of offering online supervision.
The model Jan presented is based on Roger Neighbour’s work, ‘The Inner Consultation’ (2004) and is intended to be a practical approach rather than a theoretical one. Combining that awareness with the reflectiveness of the words ‘inner consultation’ had me hooked, as did the assertion by Neighbour that this is a journey rather than a destination – echoes of Egan!
This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Anne Stokes is based in Hampshire, UK, and is a well-known online therapist, supervisor and trainer and Director of Online Training Ltd. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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