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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 26: Assist Supervisees in Identifying Both Helpful and Unhelpful Countertransference Issues
Assist Supervisees in Identifying Both Helpful and Unhelpful Countertransference Issues
As counsellors, the feelings, thoughts, sensations and images we have about our clients, which we learn to become conscious of, hold the potential to sabotage or enhance our effectiveness. Whether we work psychodynamically or not, we are well-advised to pay constant attention to the messages we receive indirectly from and about our clients. We have elsewhere discussed some of the many emotional and unconsciously communicated nuances in the counselling relationship (Dryden and Feltham, 1994a). Casement (1985) is a leading exponent of the concept of self-supervision, based on the counsellor's learning to understand clients' often unconscious and coded messages. Counsellors who have developed a heightened sense of ...