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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

Encourage the use of Tape-Recording
Encourage the use of tape-recording

The tape-recording of counselling sessions remains a contentious subject. Although tape-recording has been used in the pioneering research of Carl Rogers and others for decades, considerable mistrust of and resistance to the practice is still evident. In this Section we intend to look at the practical concerns, the alleged ethical problems, the benefits and limitations of tape-recording and its uses in supervision.

We have argued previously (Dryden and Feltham, 1992) that the gains of tape-recording far outweigh any disadvantages and that the practicalities are easily mastered. If, as a supervisor, you already use and approve of taping, then you will not need to be convinced. If you are determined not to entertain the idea at all, we are ...

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