The Effect of Supervision in Positive Psychotherapy Training

Ivan O. KIRILLOV, Russia


In this research we analyze experience and effectiveness (impact on psychotherapeutic practice) of supervision in positive psychotherapy training. The method we use for supervision has been designed according to a five – stage model (Braeuer H.G., 1997), adapted from the five stages ofintervention in Positive Psychotherapy (Peseschian N., 1987). This technique is based on the concept that the professional difficulties of a therapist are intimately associated with the key to the solution of the patient’s conflict. This key leads to the discovery of what the actual capabilities are, to why they are involved and to how the balance has been lost. This approach allows one the opportunity to establish dynamic equilibrium in life and to make progress toward the development of deep conscious identity and emotional maturity.


Positive psychotherapy, supervision, effectiveness