Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 253–265 | Cite as

Implications of intersubjectivity for supervisory practice

  • Cheryl-Anne Cait
Practice/Theory Relationship


Different aspects of a case will be emphasized depending on the theoretical lens used to understand it. Intersubjectivity theory will be used in case discussion to illustrate how our focus in the case shifts with different theoretical orientations. By using intersubjectivity, the multiple subjectivities: patient, therapist and supervisor’s influence on the therapeutic process are highlighted. Case material is discussed in the context of death and loss.


intersubjectivity; second individuation process; supervision; death. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social WorkWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

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