The level of competence, ethics and responsibility of psychotherapists in the Ukrainian space is growing positively. Peer-groups, intervision and supervisory meetings are being created, daily themed master classes, lectures and conferences are announced. With the growth of professionalism, there was an increase in demand for psychotherapeutic services. This in turn led to an increase in the need for professional support and supervising the therapeutic cases. At the same time, there is not always an "access" to the supervisor due to geographical or temporal restrictions, and in the inter-group there is not always enough time to disassemble all burning cases. Moreover, due to the lack of a unified form-protocol, the presentation of the case for analysis sometimes takes an unreasonably long time, which affects the quality of the work. All of the above difficulties led to the search for an additional source of increasing the effectiveness of the psychotherapeutic process.
One of the solutions to the problem is the INTRAVISI technique, implemented by filling in a specially developed protocol. The term INTRAVISION (literally the prefix "intra" means "finding inside, within anything," "action directed inward," "vision" - "vision") was introduced by the author to designate a special reflexive process that allows us to systematically consider a psychotherapeutic case, get a more holistic picture and find possible points of development.
The form was developed on the basis of personal practice, interviewing colleagues and theoretical knowledge obtained through the training projects of USP and UCP. It has not passed the statistical verification and is a pilot option, which requires refinement and modernization. Presentation to a wide range of listeners and subsequent discussion can lead to the development and improvement of the quality of the proposed technique.
The essence of INTRAVISION consists in the planned step-by-step (ideally after each session or before super / intervision) filling out the form, which concentrates questions, theoretical models and concepts related to systemic family psychotherapy. Introducing the "puzzle for a puzzle" information about the client or system, the therapist gets the opportunity to "volume", see the situation developed by the client, identify the "dark spots" not yet covered in the sessions, clearly state the current state of affairs in the process of psychotherapy.
At the moment the form consists of 10 sheets containing the following topics:
1) Description of the first meeting. There are 2 variants (for one client and for a couple). Contains questions regarding
· Personal data (name, date of birth, who sent, what is the primary request);
· A number of issues that allow to isolate the problem, determine the initial data (what has already been done, what happened, who looks at the problem in the system);
· Clarification of expectations and conclusion of a contract (the formulation of the request, the first hypotheses, the terms of the contract).
2) Blank for the genogram - a method for analyzing family history, developed by M. Bowen. When composing the genogram, the composition of the family, the characteristics of family relations, the illnesses of family members, the emotional background, and various significant events in the life of the family are taken into account.
3) The Riemann-Thomann model, which allows us to explore the needs-values that come to the fore in the participants of the system and are reflected in the behavioral forms of communication.
4) Scheme of the prevailing transactions according to E. Bern. Psychological theory about the "I" -states in which each person can be found, with the help of which it is possible to describe quite effectively the transitions between different states of the human psyche, the nature of external communication and scenario games.
5) Mini-model of the system family board (fields with wooden figures) for logging the process and the result of work in the technique of arrangement. This tool was developed in 1978 by the working group of Kurt Ludevig. This page can alternatively be used to fix the arrangements using game figures.
6) Separately presented maps of individual and family development, conveniently presented in the form of a table with the marking of significant stages. The map of individual development was created on the basis of the compilation of the classical development theories of Eric Erickson, D.B. Elkonin, S. Grof, Z. Freud. Family development map - the periodization of Anna Varga and Murray Bowen.
7) The last pages are a place for brief recording of sessions. They are invited to formulate processes, dynamics, hypotheses, transfer processes.
Completion of this client's journal is not an alternative to intervision and supervisory groups and sessions. INTRAVISIA is rather an additional source of "professional grounding", which allows us to systematically and multilaterally consider psychotherapeutic practice, optimize the organization of a large array of information about clients, organize "emergency self-help" in complex cases. Pilot version of the forms you can freely download on the portal pushkov.com.ua. As a gratitude I will be glad to your comments, amendments and suggestions for improving the tool.