is the transfer of experiental knowledge related to psychoanalytical technique and theory through the relationship of supervisor-supervisee, focusing on the clinical material stemming from the therapeutic relationship between the supervisee and his own analysand. It plays an important role in the educational process of the supervisee.
Apart from that, supervision can occasionally be useful when one is experiencing particular difficulties in his/her therapeutic work with patients or is reaching sensitive areas or just when things in a therapeutic relationship seem complicated and inaccessible. Sometimes one may need a third person’s perspective about a therapy in process, to reconsider his/her clinical approach.
Since psychotherapeutic work is a lonely activity, supervision may often play a supportive role.