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

The Responsibility of the Supervisor Supervising Trainees

The Responsibility of the Supervisor Supervising Trainees
The responsibility of the supervisor supervising trainees

The unique position of a trainee embarking on clinical practice makes the work of supervision different, in many respects, from that of supervising the experienced practitioner. The complexity of relationships with the training course, the placement agency where clinical work occurs, and the student him or herself, together with the particular developmental crises and vulnerabilities of the trainee, and the presence of assessment of the trainee's skills all call for a particular clarity in establishing the limits of responsibility and agreeing explicit contracts.

For the purposes of this chapter a small-scale qualitative study was undertaken. Six supervisors, who had supervised counselling trainees for between five and eighteen years, were interviewed about their experience ...

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