Learning From and With Humility

  • Mari Lynn Alschuler Youngstown State University
Keywords: supervision, poetry therapy, self-awareness, humility.


Being vulnerable enough in supervision to admit our mistakes is the theme of this brief article.  When I was a trainee in poetry therapy, I learned how to use empathy and to consider potential consequences of my interventions.  By examining an incident of an unintended consequence, I hope to share with other educators, supervisors, field instructors, and practitioners the importance of humbly sharing one's mistakes in supervision.

Author Biography

Mari Lynn Alschuler, Youngstown State University

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Registered Poetry Therapist