A Study of the Need of Peer Group Supervision for Psychologists Working in the University in Taiwan


When psychologists facing crisis cases, they will look for individual supervisions. Sometimes, the institutions also provide group supervisions. However, the quality and the quantity of these supervisions are far more below their practical needs and cause some following problems: Stagnation of self-development, Insufficient professional growth, Unable to handle crisis cases, and Financial problems. In order to understand the need of peer group supervision for psychologists working in the university in Taiwan. The researcher using semi-structured technique to interview six counseling and clinical psychologists working in university counseling centers. This research is divided into three dimensions, such as Case intervention, Professional development, and Self-growth. The major findings are as follows: Firstly, the diversity of the professional backgrounds broaden the thinking point of views, and the years of experiences did help the younger colleagues to handle administrative communication. However, the personal traits might be the barrier that need to take care of. Secondly, some psychologists want to learn some latest theories and techniques though these peer study groups, but the others just want to do some case studies to make sure that they didn’t do anything wrong in the counseling room. Thirdly, although some psychologists are unwilling to share personal issues in these groups, all of them are willing to make time for the groups, no matter how busy they are. Finally, the researcher also provides some useful suggestions about how to take care of the psychological need of these psychologists for the better efficiency in clinical practices in the end.

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Kuo-Chang Huang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

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Conference: ECP2018
Stream: Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology

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