- 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 23: Help Supervisees to Identify their Best Cases, Best Interventions and Predominant Strengths
Help Supervisees to Identify their Best Cases, Best Interventions and Predominant Strengths
Beginning counsellors who are working with their first one or two clients sometimes experience self-doubt if there appears to be little evidence of progress. Often, this is because there is little discernible progress, and this lack of progress may simply be a reflection of a particular sample of difficult clients. The particular danger of working with only one client is that the client may become the problematic ‘only child’ of the counsellor, receiving almost too much attention and becoming the counsellor's sole source of evidence of counselling ability. As counsellors themselves progress to work with a larger number of clients and a ...