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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

Negotiate and Implement Evaluative Review Sessions
Negotiate and implement evaluative review sessions

You may be seeing a particular supervisee weekly, fortnightly or monthly, under conditions that explicitly require evaluation or not. Your supervisee may have anything from one client to 20 or 30. Often, in the business of responding to ongoing, difficult and urgent cases, it seems that there is barely time to help the supervisee with an overview of his or her ongoing clients, let alone take time out to review his or her own development and the relationship between you. Yet without some mechanism for standing back and getting a perspective on supervision, there is a danger that the working alliance (Bordin, 1983) will be weakened and the supervisee's work undervalued. Furthermore, as Davis ...

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