Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education (PhD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Daniel B. Kissinger
Second Committee Member
James O. Hammons
Third Committee Member
Counseling, Creativity, Expressive arts, Supervision, Tradic supervision, Working alliance
This qualitative study investigated the use of mandalas as a creative approach with the potential to impact the supervisory working alliance within the context of triadic supervision. Participants (n=7) included master's level counselors-in-Training (CITs), all female, and ranging in age from 23 to 44. Data generated by the formal interviews gained support for using mandalas as a creative approach in triadic supervision as they revealed the potential to impact the working alliance and the goals, task, and bond therein. Of further importance was the finding that the bond between paired CITs in triadic supervision sessions was also impacted by the use of the mandala.
Dunbar, Kelly Agnes, "Creativity in Triadic Supervision: Using Mandalas to Impact the Working Alliance" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 147.