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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 25: Identify and Explicitly Raise for Discussion any Obvious Errors and Avoidances in Supervisees' Work
Identify and Explicitly Raise for Discussion any Obvious Errors and Avoidances in Supervisees' Work
Counsellor errors may be considered broadly in two categories: those which do no significant damage and those which do. Occasional errors may include lapses of attention, failure to remember important parts of clients' stories, poor timing of interventions, giving unsolicited advice, rescuing the client, missing important cues, allowing a session to run over time, and so on. These are probably common errors and may sometimes be perpetrated by experienced as well as beginning counsellors. Provided that they are not repeated frequently, that counsellors are not unaware of them, and are actually able to learn from them, they need ...