College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Self-Critiques of Audiotaped Therapy Sessions: A Motivational Procedure for Facilitating Feedback During Supervision.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2008

Publication Title

Training and Education in Professional Psychology

ISSN

1931-3918

Volume

2

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

Although supervision is an important mechanism for developing clinical competencies, trainees sometimes find it difficult to accept critical feedback. The procedure of using written self-critiques of audiotaped therapy sessions, based on motivational interviewing (MI) principles, was used to facilitate acceptance of feedback for doctoral clinical psychology students. MI techniques have been shown to decrease resistance and enhance motivation to change. The self-critiques were evaluated very positively by trainees as helping them accept critical feedback and allowing them to provide suggestions for their own clinical skill development. The use of self-critiques based on MI techniques is a promising adjunctive supervisory procedure that warrants additional evaluation.

DOI

10.1037/1931-3918.2.3.151