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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

Suggest that Supervisees undertake further Training, Reading and Personal Development Work as Necessary
Suggest that supervisees undertake further training, reading and personal development work as necessary

Charged with having an oversight of the work of counsellors, you will almost inevitably come to realize supervisees' individual strengths, deficits and needs. As a practitioner who is usually more experienced than your supervisees, you probably have a more in-depth familiarity with the whole field of counselling, its specialities, developing trends, significant research, reputable training courses and so on. Hopefully, you will not be the only professional colleague to whom your supervisees can turn, but in some cases you may be. We have known counsellors working within organizations who have been professionally isolated (for example, a lone counsellor working in ...

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