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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 30: Maintain your Own Development as a Supervisor, Develop your Own Supervision Skills in Further Training, and Model Professional Commitment to Supervisees

Maintain your Own Development as a Supervisor, Develop your Own Supervision Skills in Further Training, and Model Professional Commitment to Supervisees
Maintain your own development as a supervisor, develop your own supervision skills in further training, and model professional commitment to supervisees

Many of us have, perhaps, fallen into the role of supervisor or had it ‘thrust upon us’ years ago. Since it is only in the last few years that any supervision training courses have been established in Britain, it is probable that many practising counsellor supervisors learned their skills ‘on the job’ rather than in formal training. Depending on the setting in which you work, you may be given opportunities to undertake such training, or you may be expected simply to accrue all required skills ...

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