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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
Chapter 22: Share your own Clinical and Developmental Experiences with Supervisees when it is Helpful to do so
Share your own Clinical and Developmental Experiences with Supervisees when it is Helpful to do so
Counsellors are generally schooled in the assumption that they should self-disclose to their clients very sparingly, if at all. They are also alert to the temptation to do clients' work for them. These attitudes are sometimes understandably carried forward into supervision, so that many supervisees do not expect their supervisors ever to disclose any personal or professional experiences of their own, nor to indicate to them what they should do in particular cases. There is much to be said for the kind of supervisee-centred supervision, in which the supervisor may regard the main task to ...