Supervision in the Helping Professions

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press

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This is an essential book for supervisors across all the helping professions including social work, community work, nursing, counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, and the probation and prison services. This third edition includes a new chapter on Supervision in Context with sections on schools, medical settings and coaching, mentoring and consultancy, as well as nursing, social work and psychotherapy. In addition, there is a new section on Transcultural Supervision, which looks at supervising work with asylum seekers and immigrants; a new chapter on Action Research; a new section on the place of love and fear in organisations and professional practice; an update in the Introduction on what has developed in the field of supervision, professional practices and ethics since the second edition, together with a new section on appropriate forms of clinical and organisational governance.

Author Biography

Peter Hawkins is founder and Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group. He is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in executive coaching, organizational learning, managing complex change and development of organizational culture. He has worked with many leading companies in the UK, Europe, America and South Africa.

Robin Shohet has been running supervision courses through the Centre for Supervision and Team Development since 1979. He combines his work as a trainer with team coaching and culture change in organizations using Appreciative Inquiry. He lives with his family in the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community in the North East of Scotland.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
The supervisee's perspectivep. 1
'Good enough' supervisionp. 3
Why be a helper?p. 8
Continuing to learn and flourish at workp. 15
Being an effective superviseep. 32
Becoming a supervisor and the process of supervisionp. 45
Becoming a supervisorp. 47
Maps and models of supervisionp. 56
The seven-eyed process model of supervisionp. 80
Working with difference - transcultural supervisionp. 104
Supervisor training and developmentp. 125
Group, team and peer-group supervisionp. 149
Group, team and peer-group supervisionp. 151
Exploring the dynamics of groups, teams and peer groupsp. 170
An organizational approachp. 181
Supervising networksp. 183
Towards a learning culturep. 193
Developing supervision policy and practice in organizationsp. 209
Conclusion: keeping our hearts and minds openp. 217
Glossaryp. 222
Appendix 1p. 227
Resourcesp. 230
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 247
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