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`It is a fairly well established clich[ac]e that while supervision is recognised as a crucial component of good practice in psychotherapy and counselling, there is correspondingly little written about it... [this book is] a good step in redressing the balance... It is a practical, didactic and generic view of how to do supervision... giving a fairly comprehensive account of 30 of the formal skills that all supervisors probably use whether consciously or not... The book discusses each of the skills, giving examples as well as practical suggestions as to how to approach difficult issues... directed principally at counsellors, it is a book to dip into when faced with a panic about a specific issue' - Therapeutic Communities

Consider the Relative Advantages and Disadvantages of Individual, Group and Peer Supervision
Consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of individual, group and peer supervision

Many counsellor training courses recommend that trainees receive a mixture of individual and group supervision. Such a mixture exposes trainees to the intensive attention of individual supervision and the many challenges of group supervision. It also begins to teach them about the relative merits of these two forms of supervision. But compromises are often involved in these matters and supervisees may find themselves in one or other of these settings not from choice but because alternatives are not practicable. Supervisees may go through an entire training with very little individual supervision because it is too expensive to provide, for example. We propose ...

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