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

Expecting the Impossible? What Responsibility do Counsellors Expect their Supervisors to Take?

Expecting the Impossible? What Responsibility do Counsellors Expect their Supervisors to Take?
Expecting the impossible? What responsibility do counsellors expect their supervisors to take?
AngelaWebb

The responsibility of supervisors is discussed from various perspectives in this volume. This chapter focuses on supervisees and the expectations they have of their supervisors, with particular reference to issues of responsibility.

Supervision is seen as important enough in the UK to be a mandatory requirement of counsellors for the duration of their professional lives. Since its functions include the monitoring of competence and ethical practice, it is fundamentally important for the upholding of ethical standards of practice within the profession. Indeed, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and Practice for Supervisors of Counsellors states that ‘the task ...

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