ABSTRACT

Enacted processes are not only an inevitable part of analytic treatment, they are also an inevitable part of analytic supervision. In this chapter I will take up the enacted dimension of the supervisory process as manifested in what is commonly known as the parallel process phenomenon – the wellknown observation that at times a supervisee may mirror, imitate, or reenact with the supervisor a particular behavior, dynamic, or confl ict of the patient – and offer two illustrations from supervisory vignettes in the literature.1