The found poet: A new role for the structured peer group supervision model

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Writing and listening to found poetry during group supervision can be an effective way of helping supervisees think in more complex ways, improve their empathy and listening skills, and increase their tolerance for ambiguity. The found poet role can help supervisees attain greater emotional depth with clients by understanding with more complexity the feelings and behavioral patterns underneath a client’s words. Citing conceptual and empirical support, we propose incorporating a found poet role into [Borders, L. D. (1991). A systematic approach to peer group supervision. Journal of Counseling & Development, 69, 248–252.] Structured Peer Group Supervision (SPGS) model and include a detailed description of how to scaffold this role for counselors-in-training.

Additional Information

Journal of Poetry Therapy, 31, 15-25
Language: English
Date: 2018
Creative expression, counseling, found poetry, group supervision, writing

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