Managing and resolving conflict in the supervisory system

Alan W. Korinek, Thomas G. Kimball

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The purpose of this article is to offer a brief review of relevant literature on conflict in the therapist-supervisor system. The authors discuss factors that contribute to conflict and the principal areas of disagreement in the supervisory system. Additionally, the authors present several ideas regarding what a supervisor can do proactively to prevent conflict within supervision. Finally, various ways to address and resolve supervisor-trainee conflict, including terminating the supervisory relationship, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-310
Number of pages16
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003


  • Conflict management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Marital and family therapy supervision
  • Supervisor
  • Therapist-in-training
  • Training


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