Interpersonal stance and dialogue in psychotherapy for schizophrenia: A supervisory approach

Jay A. Hamm, Kelly D. Buck, Jenifer Vohs, Roland J. Westerlund, Paul H. Lysaker

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Emerging integrative psychotherapy approaches for schizophrenia have received increased attention and support, but little has been published exploring concepts and challenges pertinent to the supervision and training of clinicians working within an integrative psychotherapy framework with persons with schizophrenia. In this article, one general concept related to intersubjectivity, referred to as the development of an open interpersonal psychotherapist stance, is explored within the context of supervision. General considerations for supervision are offered regarding the development of an open interpersonal stance, and strategies for addressing four prototypical non-open stances in which dialogue may be disrupted are delineated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-62
Number of pages21
JournalClinical Supervisor
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016



  • metacognition
  • parallel process
  • psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • supervisory relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education

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