We support research and academic exchange on peer group supervision. The insights and findings contribute to a better understanding and further development of the consultation format.
For decades, peer group supervision has been practised in many countries and is generally met with positive responses from participants. However, beyond those favourable experiences, further scientific research is needed to systematically examine the consultation format and its variants, as well as to explore and substantiate the effects, opportunities, and limitations. This can provide very practical guidance on what works better and what works less within this format.
Peer group supervision has emerged and continues to be primarily a topic of practitioners. The first known (English-language) publications on peer supervision date back to 1958. Since then, many findings on peer group supervision have been published in numerous languages – as field reports, empirical research papers and theoretical-conceptual studies. So far, we have identified more than 40 dissertations on peer group supervision alone.
We conduct and support research on peer group supervision. We participate in professional discussions, give lectures, and publish in professional journals. We are interested in building a stronger scientific foundation for peer group supervision through theoretical considerations, further model development, as well as scientific research of all kinds.
We consider ourselves as a resource for scientific research on peer group supervision and we engage with other researchers in German-speaking countries as well as internationally.
So far, we have answered a considerable number of requests from students or doctoral candidates and were happy to support them in their thesis work. We are available as interview partners and happy to provide specific literature on the topic. In addition, we supervise theses on peer group supervision, insofar as the respective study examination regulations allow for external supervisors.
In exchange for our support, we expect researchers to share their findings with us by providing their bachelor’s, master’s, or diploma theses as well as dissertations, and other publications in electronic form and free of charge.