The Backbone and Heart of Supervision

In this hour-long webinar, Robin Shohet and Erik de Haan explored the challenges and inspirations of organizational supervisors.

They discussed using the here and now as a supervisor - core themes of “In love with supervision” Robin Shohet’s latest publication.

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Meet our faculty

Erik de Haan

Erik de Haan

Erik de Haan is the Director of Ashridge's Centre for Coaching with over twenty-five years of experience in organizational and personal development. He aims to support individuals in their search for what is right and just for themselves and for others in their organizations. His expertise covers process consulting for organizational change, facilitating management teams, working conferences, executive and team coaching.

Erik has an MSc in Theoretical Physics and gained his PhD with his research into learning and decision-making processes in perception. He is a British Psychoanalytic Council registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with an MA in psychotherapy from the Tavistock Clinic; has (co-)authored more than 180 articles and 12 books; and sits on the editorial board of three journals including the Consulting Psychology Journal.

Erik has worked with universities, hospitals and multinational companies. He is currently Professor of Organisation Development at the VU University Amsterdam. Erik is an Ashridge accredited coach and supervisor and is qualified to deliver a range of psychometric instruments. He is fluent in Dutch, English, Italian, German and Spanish.

Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet has been supervising for over 40 years. He is co-author of Supervision in the Helping Professions and editor of Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation. His latest book ‘In Love with Supervision - Creating Transformative Conversations’ which he wrote with Joan Shohet-Wilmot came out in January 2020. His core belief is that love is the basis of existence, but covered with fear in a way that is not recognized, especially in an achievement orientated culture. He is committed to helping people recognize and accept their fears as a way of achieving their potential.

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