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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

Challenge Supervisees on the Possible Limitations of their Approach with Particular Clients
Challenge supervisees on the possible limitations of their approach with particular clients

When you and your supervisee share the same theoretical and practical orientation, you may be quite unlikely to look for and challenge the limitations of your orientation. You may challenge supervisees on their application of the orientation with particular clients, but how much allowance do you make for the possibility that in certain cases clients need an approach other than yours? Alternatively, if you are an eclectic supervisor and your supervisee is aligned with a single orientation, to what extent will you attempt to stay within his or her theoretical frame, as opposed to using your eclecticism to challenge the supervisee? In this ...

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