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

Supervising Counsellors in Primary Care

Supervising Counsellors in Primary Care

Supervising counsellors in primary care

What are the essentials that the supervisor must keep sight of and take responsibility for when supervising counsellors in primary care? The criteria for responsibility and useful lines of accountability of counsellors towards supervisors in this setting need clarification. There is a tension between the norms of the National Health Service (NHS), which highlight issues of accountability, and the counselling tradition, which has tended to emphasise practitioner autonomy. According to King and Wheeler (1998), supervisory standards in general have not yet been agreed on amongst supervisors themselves. The same authors also report that the experienced supervisors they interviewed did not think ‘clinical responsibility’ was an appropriate term for supervision in the counselling context in general (King ...

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