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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

Invite Supervisees to Engage in Detailed Case Discussion
Invite supervisees to engage in detailed case discussion

In Section 1 we discussed the usefulness of exchanging views with supervisees on the meaning and alternative ways of conducting supervision. Common to all approaches is a need for the supervisor to gain a certain amount of necessary information on each of the supervisee's clients. One of the obvious differences between counselling and supervision is that you, as the supervisor, usually do not meet the client, you do not know what they look like and indeed all you know about them is what your supervisee tells you and what you infer, more or less accurately. As a supervisor, you may sometimes find yourself somewhat hampered by discussing a shadowy, anonymous ...

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