Supervisors-in-Training: The Experience of Group-Format Supervision-of-Supervision
Keywords:Supervisor Training, Qualitative Research, Supervision-of-Supervision,
Using procedures inspired by Consensual Qualitative Research methodology (CQR), we examined the transcripts of 10 doctoral students who had been interviewed about their experiences participating in a supervision-of-supervision (SOS) group while currently providing supervision to master’s-level counsellors-in-training. Five categories were identified: (a) SOS as a valuable context for professional development, (b) the benefits of SOS, (c) the role of the supervisor in SOS, (d) hindering aspects of group-format SOS, and (e) frustrations with the structure of SOS within the curriculum. These categories are elaborated, and a discussion and implications that flow from them are presented.