Addressing the practicalities of clinical supervision, this informative book follows the course of the supervision process, illustrating each stage with an absorbing blend of information, opinion, academic theory, anecdotal material, serious comment and thought-provoking exercises. Emphasis is placed on the purpose and value of clinincal supervision, but also on the potential pitfalls those involved may encounter, and how they can be avoided. A number of theories and models are discussed with reference to each stage of supervision, providing a thought-provoking basis for the practical issues raised. Written in a lively and engaging style, this book will enable both supervisors and supervisees to get the best they can from t

The First Supervision Session – and Getting Beyond It!

The first supervision session – and getting beyond it!

Key Issues in this Chapter

  • The importance of listening skills
  • The ‘spaces’ of supervisory attention
  • The value of self-awareness for clinical supervisors
  • What to do during the first supervision session
  • What the supervisee should expect from the supervisor – and vice-versa
  • Making a supervision contract
  • The threats of clinical supervision

Shut Up and Listen – the Art of Making No Noise!

The first clinical supervision session with a new supervisee can be crucial. It will determine how – and if – you are to proceed with the supervision of that nurse and what form that supervision is likely to take. I have chosen to begin this section with an overview of the often much neglected skill of ...

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