In supervision sessions we are working with those issues that the coach chooses to bring into the room. The coach invites us to explore what might be happening to their client, to themselves, and between the two of them. Sometimes we stay solely with that which our client reports.
At the same time, the way in which the coach engages with the supervisor, both in terms of content and at a relational level, may reflect what is happening within the overall client system.
For my short introduction to parallel process in the context of group supervision, follow the link below to download the paper I produced for the Montreal Supervisors’ Conference of 2019: