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Effective Supervision for Counsellors

Effective Supervision for Counsellors
An Introduction

February 2020 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
Supervision is an essential part of counselling training and ensuring you get the very best supervision is important to all students, at all levels. This book introduces both 'new' and 'in-training' supervisors and counsellors to the concept of supervision and its purpose within counselling. The focus is on key elements of supervision, including methods, processes, skills and policy and the authors examine, in depth, the development of the supervision relationship.

Also explored are notions of creativity and flexibility in supervision, as well as key concepts such as multi-cultural and anti-oppressive practice. Full of practical activities that link theory to everyday practice, this essential textbook will develop your skills as a counsellor in an interactive and engaging way.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is a new series written specifically to support students on Counselling and Psychotherapy courses. These books are practical in focus, concentrate on linking theory to everyday practice, and include practical activities to aid learning.

What is Supervision?
The Ethical Counsellor and Supervision
Theoretical Frameworks for Supervision
Methods for Giving and Receiving Supervision
Preparing for Supervision
Establishing an Effective Supervisory Relationship
Progressing the Supervisory Relationship
Maintaining a Working Alliance in Supervision
Moving on - Ending the Supervisory Relationship
Supervising the Supervisor - Transforming Counselling Practice

This text is accessible, with a structured layout that presents information regarding supervision theories, concepts, ethics, reflexivity and multiculturalism. The development of the supervisory relationship section is excellently addressed and synthesises various supervisory theories, models and interventions in a clear and comprehensive manner. The use of creative methods is particularly innovative and the text includes key components that are essential for effective supervision for counsellors. Activities enable application of the areas addressed within the section and there are a series of reflection points that encourage depth of reflection. An essential text for any supervisor/supervisee within the counselling sector.

Ms Zoe Nangah
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
February 4, 2019

Excellent and up to date book with sole focus on supervision. A good supportive text for students who are starting out and trying to understand the concept of supervision to supporting them through their journey during training. Excellent use of embedding activities throughout to engage readers.

Ms Deborah Gallagher
Kirklees College, Kirklees College
September 23, 2015

A very useful book for my supervision module. I Like the way the text covers the beginnings to the end of a supervisory relationship.

Holly Connolly
Counselling Department, Chichester University
June 30, 2015

A useful introduction to supervision for trainee counsellors, those wanting to get more from their supervision or those considering becoming supervisors. Clearly structured and accessibly written with helpful examples and practical advice.

Ms Lucy Dixon
AVA Training, Against Violence & Abuse (AVA)
June 15, 2015

An interesting read.

Mrs Susan Draper-Todkill
Counselling, South Nottingham College
November 13, 2013

Good introductory text for those new to supervision and/or those considering becoming supervisors

Mrs Sarah Grant-jones
Counselor Education , Colchester Institute
October 21, 2013

I find Hazel Reid writes in a way that is accessible for students who are grappling with issues of practice and supervision.

Mrs Denise Hardy
Dept of Counselling, Cleveland & Redcar College
September 23, 2013

I have found this book to be extremely informative, it is well set out and very well paced.
It contains information on supervision from start to endings and gives case studies that can be analysed both in class and as individual assessments set for students to carry out alone.
It covers the ethical requirements of a counsellor and the need for self monitoring and reflexive practice and gives explanations on why this is paramount for every counsellor, regardless of their theoretcal model.I will be adding this to the recommended reading list.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
July 9, 2013

This publication is so helpful. It is clearly structured, with interesting and easily accessible examples.
The writing style is informative with useful practical suggestions.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
May 8, 2013

Very comprehansive text that considers supervision in all aspects.

Marie Price
Department of Social Work, Chichester University
April 25, 2013

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