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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

Chapter 20: Be Aware of Research Findings and Professional Developments and Encourage Supervisees to Acquaint themselves with these when it is Helpful to do so

Be Aware of Research Findings and Professional Developments and Encourage Supervisees to Acquaint themselves with these when it is Helpful to do so
Be aware of research findings and professional developments and encourage supervisees to acquaint themselves with these when it is helpful to do so

Many counsellors dislike, disown and avoid the area of counselling research altogether. We have discussed this subject elsewhere (Dryden and Feltham, 1994b) and pointed out our reasons for believing that familiarity with pertinent research is likely to improve counsellors' functioning. Imagine that you had trained as a counsellor 20 or 30 years ago and that you still adhered largely to your training orientation in its original form. Imagine that you had read no research or reports on professional development during that ...

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