- Subject index
`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 3: Discuss and Clarify the Boundaries between Supervision, Personal Therapy and Training
Discuss and Clarify the Boundaries between Supervision, Personal Therapy and Training
The BAC Code of Ethics and Practice for the Supervision of Counsellors specifically states that supervision is ‘not primarily concerned with’ training or with the personal counselling of the counsellor. The supervisor's central task is to oversee the work [Page 10]between counsellor and client and the supervisor should therefore not become, unintentionally or intentionally, the supervisee's trainer or counsellor. As the Code recognizes, there are often inevitable elements of training and even personal therapy within supervision. There is some debate about these boundaries, which are not universally accepted. For example, the psychoanalytic tradition of the ‘training analysis’ fuses, to some extent, the training and personal ...