- 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 28: Consider the Range of Possible Abuses by Counsellors and Ensure Supervisees are Acquainted with these
Consider the Range of Possible Abuses by Counsellors and Ensure Supervisees are Acquainted with these
Recently there has been a great deal of exposure of counsellors who seriously and blatantly abuse their position and undermine public confidence in counselling generally (Masson, 1988; Rutter, 1990; Russell, 1993). Sexual abuse within counselling is the main ‘headline’ aspect of abuse known to the public. However, there are many ways in which counsellors can, and unfortunately sometimes do, abuse their clients. Since supervisors are often the only people who are aware of counsellors' ongoing cases, the onus for monitoring for such abuse rests heavily upon them. Of course supervisors may not like the role of policing ...