- 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 18: Focus on and Challenge Supervisees' Grasp of Theory and Translation of Theory into Practice
Focus on and Challenge Supervisees' Grasp of Theory and Translation of Theory into Practice
Counselling is a purposeful activity which is grounded in a body (or bodies) of knowledge. All BAC recognized training courses are required to demonstrate that they have a core theoretical model within them (see Section 5). This requirement underlines the importance of counselling psychology and other conceptual areas to the development and underpinning of the work of counsellors. Occasionally a trainee or supervisee will protest, when asked to account for his or her work, ‘I just used my intuition’ or, ‘It just felt right.’ Now, intuition and feelings are of course central components in counselling practice, but they ...