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

Supervisory Responsibility and the Law

Supervisory Responsibility and the Law
Supervisory responsibility and the law

This chapter will set out the main legal aspects of the supervisory relationship of therapy between the client, supervisee and any relevant organisation. The outline will be limited to the law as currently applying in England and Wales. The description is made somewhat complex for two main reasons. Firstly, there are differing elements to the supervisory relationship, with conflicting views as to its nature, purpose and wider value to the therapeutic community. Secondly, the legal responsibilities which impinge directly on supervision are dramatically influenced by the varying contexts in which therapeutic practice is undertaken, and consequently where and how the supervision of this practice is provided. This chapter will therefore provide a brief outline of the ...

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