Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


supervision using arts, art-based supervision, creative supervision, non-traditional supervision

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counselor Education


This paper shares research outcomes in which Master’s practicum students participated in supervision utilizing art activities. To explore in-depth experiences of the participants and make sense of their perceptions on art activity-based supervision, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was chosen as analysis for this study. Semi-structured interviews with the participants were performed and collected as data. As results, two constructs—facilitating group cohesion and professional learning—and five themes corresponding to each construct were identified. In discussion, the power of visualization through art activities, the opportunity to reflect through expressive arts and its influences, and group cohesion facilitated by supervision using art tasks are argued. Limitations and suggestions for future study and conclusion of this study are included.



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