Supervising Counsellors: Issues of Responsibility
For many supervisors and supervisees, the question of where responsibility lies with the client-unsellor//supervisor triad had not been adequately answered until now. Supervising Counsellors sets out to do this be exploring the issues fully and drawing practical conclusions which will serve as a framework for good practice. Supervising Counsellors is a practical and insightful guide to the responsibilities facing all those involved in supervising practitioners and trainees. Drawing together contributions and new research from those at the forefront of supervisory practice, this book makes essential reading for both qualified and trainee supervisors. Part One defines the supervisor's clinical, legal
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
Part One: Professional Issues for the Supervision of Counsellors: Clinical–Legal–Ethical
- Chapter 1: Clinical Responsibility and the Supervision of Counsellors
- Chapter 2: Supervisory Responsibility and the Law
- Chapter 3: The Responsibility of the Supervisor in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Codes of Ethics and Practice
Part Two: Contexts
- Chapter 4: Supervisor Responsibility within Organisational Contexts
- Chapter 5: The Responsibility of the Supervisor Supervising Trainees
- Chapter 6: Supervising Counsellors in Primary Care
- Chapter 7: Supervision of Counsellors Working Independently in Private Practice: What Responsibility does the Supervisor have for the Counsellor and their Work?
Part Three: Wider Issues
- Chapter 8: Working with Difference and Diversity: The Responsibilities of the Supervisor
- Chapter 9: The Responsibilities of Group Supervisors
- Chapter 10: Supervision for Supervisors: What are the Implications for Responsibility?
- Chapter 11: Expecting the Impossible? What Responsibility do Counsellors Expect their Supervisors to Take?
Introduction and Editorial Selection © Sue Wheeler and David King 2001
Chapter 1© David King 2001
Chapter 2© Peter Jenkins 2001
Chapter 3© Nicola Barden 2001
Chapter 4© Sue Copeland 2001
Chapter 5© Susannah Izzard 2001
Chapter 6© Penny Henderson 2001
Chapter 7© Sue Wheeler 2001
Chapter 8© Hilde Rapp 2001
Chapter 9© Melanie Lockett 2001
Chapter 10© Sue Wheeler and David King 2001
Chapter 11© Angela Webb 2001
First published 2001
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Notes on Contributors[Page vii]
Nicola Barden is an Accredited Counsellor and Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)/registered psychotherapist, having completed the Jungian analytic training at the West Midlands Institute for Psychotherapy. She chairs the Registration Committee of the BACP and is currently editor of the BACP journal. She is presently Head of Counselling at Portsmouth University and has been a supervisor for almost 20 years.
Sue Copeland is Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the College of Ripon and York, where she teaches on counselling courses and is cotutor of the Diploma in Supervision course. She is also a practising counsellor and supervisor, and has many years’ experience as a group supervisor in organisational contexts. She has recently been awarded an M.Phil. for her research on supervision in organisational contexts.
Penny Henderson is a BACP accredited counsellor and a supervisor with a special interest in primary care. Her other professional interests include organisational consultancy and training about communication, teamwork and team building. She also contributes to the training of medical students in Cambridge, focusing on aspects of personal awareness and doctor–patient communication.
Susannah Izzard is a UKCP-registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Birmingham, where she runs the MA in psychodynamic counselling. Her research interests include spirituality and psychotherapy, gay and lesbian issues in psychoanalytic work, and gender identity in women.
Peter Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in Counselling Studies at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. He is the author of Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (Sage, 1997), and is co-author, with [Page viii]Debbie Daniels, of Therapy with Children (Sage, 2000). He has published widely on legal aspects of therapy.
David King was a senior manager in a number of comprehensive schools before becoming a counsellor. He is a relate certified BACP-Accredited Counsellor who works as a counsellor and supervisor in independent practice. He is currently training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy in Birmingham. His research interests include qualitative approaches to counselling supervision and the application of psychoanalytic theory to modern European cinema.
Melanie Lockett runs a private counselling, supervising and training practice in London. She has a particular interest in supporting people who are affected by cancer, and works as a supervisor in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She is interested in further developing the contribution made by group supervision to counsellors and other professionals. Melanie is an associate trainer with Cascade, a supervisor training programme.
Hilde Rapp works as an independent psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant in educational, business, primary care and mental health settings. She is Chair of the British Initiative for Integrative Psychotherapeutic Practice and Chair of the Vocational Board of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding body. She serves on a number of national and international editorial boards and professional committees, including the UKCP Training Standards Committee, the Universities Psychotherapy Association and the Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Angela Webb is a Lecturer in Counselling in the School for Professional and Continuing Education, University of Birmingham, and a counsellor and supervisor in independent practice. She has completed research into the degree to which supervisees feel able to disclose their difficulties in supervision, and is currently working on supervisees’ expectations of supervision.
Sue Wheeler is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling in the School for Professional and Continuing Education, University of Birmingham, and a counsellor and supervisor in independent practice. She leads a supervision training programme and other continuing professional development courses for experienced counsellors. She has recently been awarded a doctorate for her published work investigating the professionalisation of counselling.
Many people have been involved in the production of this book and deserve our appreciation and thanks. They include those who volunteered to take part in the research that informed some of the chapters, and the contributors who gave their valuable time and effort to writing the chapters.
We are indebted to Peter Daniel Geary and Caroline Wheeler who applied themselves diligently to copy-editing and proofreading.
We acknowledge the help and support we gave each other as editors in engaging with this project, which had rather more complications than we had bargained for.
We acknowledge the wealth of knowledge and experience we have gained from the clients and supervisees whom we have worked with.
Last, but not least, we appreciate the support and patience of our respective partners, who have had to live with us engaged in an endeavour that largely excluded them, and at times probably made us a bit irritating to be with![Page x]