The Practice of Counselling and Clinical Supervision Expanded Edition

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The professional tasks of those who provide therapy are multidimensional and complex, just as those who conduct therapy come from multiple disciplines. Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and in some instances nurses, educators, clergy, life coaches, and pastoral carers all engage in psychologically therapeutic activities. Without the support and encouragement of colleagues these essential professionals run the risk of suffering a range of factors affecting their roles, including compassion fatigue, burnout, and stagnating professional development. Thus, the need to be involved with ongoing supervision is essential.First published in 2009, The Practice of Clinical Supervision quickly proved itself as the leading state-of-the-art text for supervision training of a range of clinical therapists. In this new and expanded edition, The Practice of Counselling and Clinical Supervision now comprehensively covers the entire range of professional, personal and organisational issues that need to be addressed to ensure quality supervision for both counsellors and clinicians. With a global focus and an impressive list of 16 experienced contributors from Australia, Canada and the US, this book provides a wealth of practical information, advice, theory, research evidence, and essential training for supervisors.Five themes are covered through 19 chapters:The Introduction section explores major issues associated with therapists accessing and providing professional clinical and counselling supervision.The Professional Issues section looks at different supervision-related domains in a contemporary context.The Approaches section enables both trainees and supervisors to re-examine the important role of the working alliance in facilitating change through supervisory encounters while exploring the major models and processes used to enhance learning.The People section examines personal dimensions of clinical supervision such as relationships, modes of supervision practice, and supervisor development and training.The Evaluation section provides both general and specific information about the often unnerving and complex issue of evaluation.
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