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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

Monitor and Address the Relationship between you and your Supervisees
Monitor and address the relationship between you and your supervisees

In initiating an effective supervisory alliance, part of the agreement between you and supervisees is likely to have centred on open communication. Explicit contracting encourages both parties to express any doubts, questions or challenges. You may have suggested to supervisees at the outset, for example, that you welcome their feedback on your supervision at any time and perhaps especially at review sessions. Supervisees know the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy relationship with their own clients and will expect this same awareness in their supervisors. However, beginning counsellors in particular may be reluctant to voice any doubts or criticisms. You may be perceived as an ...

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