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Utilizing Interpersonal Process Recall in Clinical Supervision to Address Counselor Countertransference
Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett and Victoria A. Foster
Counselors’ countertransference responses may interfere with their abilities to form therapeutic alliances necessary for desired therapeutic outcomes. Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) is a supervision strategy that may be utilized in clinical supervision to address counselor countertransference. IPR entails a focused review of specific sections of recorded clinical material, with attention to using discovery-oriented process questions to reformulate previously unnoticed but significant moments in-session. A brief overview of counselor countertransference is provided, followed by a description of the IPR technique and case example illustrating its application to addressing counselor countertransference within a clinical supervision session. Considerations for clinical supervisors utilizing IPR are also suggested.