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

Clinical Responsibility and the Supervision of Counsellors

Clinical Responsibility and the Supervision of Counsellors
Clinical responsibility and the supervision of counsellors

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the nature of responsibility within the counselling triad of client, counsellor and supervisor. The nature of clinical responsibility will be discussed, drawing on recent research in the British context of counselling and supervision. The extent to which supervisors of counsellors are clinically responsible for the work of their supervisees will be considered. The issue of risk assessment will be addressed and the extent to which counsellors and their supervisors should be informed about psychiatric issues will be examined. This chapter will focus on one-to-one supervision; the issue of responsibility for supervisors of groups is discussed in Chapter 9.


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