The Background:
    NG Supervision is founded on
  • The Indian heritage of the guru shisyaparambara: 'Supervision was a subtle transmission of values, knowledge and the value tradition.'
  • Transactional Analysis philosophy, training and practice
  • Facilitating empowerment and transformation of 500 plus professionals in education, health care and industry

Supervision- The Indian Experience:

Supervision in India (present) is mostly hierarchical, using control and power to force change. This technique stresses the supervisor and the supervisee, through heightened tensions; change is temporary based on fear and the need to comply

'Supervision in the Indian context is feared and avoided, or maintained within the safe limits of giving advice. Receiving feedback and learning are painful processes due to the punitive upbringing (Gilbert & Kenneth, 2000).'

NG Supervision- Definition:

NG Supervision is a holistic and contractual process and relationship between
the supervisor and the supervisee, resulting in the sustainable:
Professional development and empowerment of the supervisee;
Supervisee's professional transformation is transmitted to his/her environments..
Thus, both supervisee and the environment evolve and flourish.

NG Supervision- Outcomes:
  • Blocks and stuck points in Supervisee's professional life are released
  • Creativity and efficiency is unleashed for professional development and advancement of Supervisee
  • Supervisee is liberated and empowered for a work/life balance
  • Auto-inspired dynamic functioning of Supervisee at work place
Topics/issues addressed in NG Supervision

1. Micro/macro goal setting for individuals and teams
2. Professional advancement & work/life balance
3. Problem management
4. Lethargy & complacency in work and life

Table 4: NG Supervision-Types, Description n Outcomes





Live Supervision One to one supervision- in person or Skype Problem identification, solution etc. Supervisee gets relief and options for working meaningfully and mindfully
Case Supervision Supervision given on cases, situations, issues reported by supervisee Supervision given on the presented case via mail or text Clarification through reporting and getting supervised. Supervisee energised
Tier Supervision Lead Supervisor supervises next in line Supervisor's supervision of Supervisee, in individual or in group supervision Multi level training, learning, supervision Multi levels of learning and consciousness expanding happen; Group resources utilised to facilitate learning and professional growth
Group Supervision Professional issues presented in Focus Groups Group resources harnessed and utilised Group learning and development
Peer Supervision Supervision received from peers/colleagues Collegial feedback given contractually Value addition by peers
NG Supervision Reference:

Gilbert,M.C., &Evans,K. (2000) Psychotherapy supervision. Birmingham, England:
Open University Press
Sashi Chandran (2007). Connecting with the Guru Within: Supervision in the Indian
Transactional Analysis Journal. Volume 37, Number 3 July 2007
Petruska Clarkson (1991) Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy: An Integrated
Routledge, UK

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