Contracts in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical guide to an essential area of professional knowledge and skills. It provides a unique and informative guide to the nature of counseling contracts, why they are needed and how they are made. For the Second Edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to take account of the BACP ethical framework. New chapters have been added covering legal aspects and making contracts with trainees.
Chapter 13: Contracting in Supervision
Contracting in Supervision
‘The most important thing I have learned from this first session of supervisor training is that I intend to ask my own supervisor if we can have a clearer working agreement.’ This comment, or one similar, is heard frequently from supervisors-in-training. It highlights the need for supervisors and their supervisees to think intentionally about the best use of precious supervision time. It is also a reminder that a working relationship should be based on clearly agreed expectations.
In such remarks, counsellors are referring to the overall contract that their supervisor makes (or as is frequently the case, does not make) with them for their supervision relationship and working alliance. In creating this working agreement, both parties clarify and negotiate the tasks, ...