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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

Clarify any Organizational, Assessment, Ethical and other Responsibilities and Boundaries
Clarify any organizational, assessment, ethical and other responsibilities and boundaries

We have alluded to some of the areas which hold potential for misunderstanding and which may inadvertently sabotage supervision. Here we wish to extend this concern to the settings in which supervision takes place. This book is primarily addressed to counsellors but as Hawkins and Shohet (1989) and Inskipp and Proctor (1989) show, supervisors are often called to work with allied professionals (such as social workers, nurses, health visitors, residential workers) who may or may not have had extensive counsellor training. Managers of voluntary or commercial organizations sometimes request supervisors to work sessionally with their staff group and in such instances it is essential that boundaries are ...

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