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Effective Supervision for the Helping Professions

Effective Supervision for the Helping Professions

Second Edition

July 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using features such as case studies, exercises and points for reflection, this is an ideal introduction to managing the supervisory relationship for both trainee and supervisor.  This second edition of the book formerly titled Counselling Supervision now covers new and contemporary areas of supervision such as ethical maturity, insights into supervision from neuroscience, the organisational demands from the various contexts in which supervision takes place.  It widens the concept of supervision to include professions such as coaching, organisational development consulting, counselling and psychology.

What is Supervision?
Voice, Identity and Power in Supervision
Managing the Supervisory Process
Forming the Supervisory Relationship
Restorative Supervision: Supporting the Supervisee
Ethics and Professional Practice in Supervision
The Role of the Organisation in Supervision
Learning from Supervision
Reflection and Critical Reflection in Supervision
The Six Levels of Reflection
The Storytelling Brain and Supervision
Appendix 1: The Supervisory Journey: A Memoir

This latest edition has broadened its scope to include professions other than counselling, such as coaching and consultancy. It begins with a comprehensive exploration: what is supervision? which challenges the reader to create their own one minute definition. Includes a fascinating chapter
exploring the concepts of 'voice, identity and power' including the making of meaning through dialogue in supervision. A contemporary text, including contributions from neuroscience and offering case studies and exercises encouraging the reader to consider and reflect. Thoroughly recommended to both fledglings and older birds alike!

Ms Helene Baker
Health & Social Care (Chelmsford), Anglia Ruskin University
June 8, 2016

This is one of the first books (earlier edition) I read when starting out as a clinical supervisor and I have been recommending it ever since. This latest edition expands the remit of supervision in the helping professions to include other areas such as coaching and further expands on the effective use of supervision in counselling and psychotherapy.

Ms Barbara Elizabeth Hannigan
School of Psychology, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin
August 27, 2015

Very appropriate material for students studying counselling and grasping the significance of using supervision effectively to support counselling practice.

Mrs denise hardy
Counselling Department, Redcar And Cleveland College
November 16, 2015

The text provides a good overview of supervision counselling and has been adopted as a recommended book

Mr Adrian Easton
Department Of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute And University Centre
March 22, 2015

An excellent text for Practice Educators who wish to explore the nature of the supervisory relationship and extend their approach to supervision beyond the managerial domain.

Mr Richard Brook
Social Work & Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia
February 25, 2015

Supervision is an important aspect of the counselling profession and our students will find this useful in addition to their in college learning.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

As the title states; this is an effective text for any supervisor / trainee supervisor. It is excellently written and to the point - a welcomed edition to the field of supervision.

Mrs Gisela Oates
Gisela Oates Faculty Office, PCI College
November 3, 2014

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