Using group counseling techniques to clarify and deepen the focus in supervision groups

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Suggestions for using group counseling techniques for clarifying and deepening the focus within a supervision group are described. Examples are provided from a supervision group of advanced group counseling students. Each student facilitated an ongoing group in settings ranging from schools to residential treatment. Clarifying and deepening rounds and exercises were used in this supervision group to enhance learning and model effective use of group counseling techniques. Considerations for establishing a supervisory group in which these techniques can be used are also discussed.