LIVING THERAPY SERIES Each preceding book in the Living Therapy Series provides a demonstration of the application of the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy to clients presenting with particular issues. To complement these this book focuses more on the supervisory element of the therapeutic process. It brings together examples of supervision sessions from the Living Therapy titles and presents each one as an example of person-centred supervisory practice of person-centred counselling. The supervision sessions deal with a range of issues that arise when working with clients who are seeking counselling in order to resolve difficulties from a wide range of difficult human experience. Each supervision session is introduced with a summary of the background and points for discussion are included at the end of each chapter to stimulate further thought and debate. The book does not attempt to demonstrate a definitive way to apply person-centred principles to supervision but does demonstrate core principles.
It will prove valuable to experienced and novice supervisors and to those uncertain about supervising counsellors working in areas outside their own professional experience. It should also be read by counsellors in training who are preparing to be supervised for whom the book offers insights into this collaborative process. 'This book is timely. I am concerned in my own supervisory practice to hear of misunderstandings about person-centred supervision. Issues arising in trainee placements are constantly being raised and the fact that we might deal differently with these issues in the context of person-centred supervision than in other approaches sometimes causes problems. As a trainer in person-centred supervision I would find it useful training material. Trainees in person-centred counselling training courses could well find it helpful and reassuring when having to find their first supervisor and embark on the daunting exercise of supervision. It could be helpful for professionals from other approaches to read this book to help them understand (and possibly appreciate) our differences.
The succinct synopsis of the theory behind person-centred counselling and the personality theory provides a useful backdrop for the scenarios presented in the chapters and not only does Richard succeed in his aim 'of bringing the experience of supervision alive for the reader' he also manages to relate the theory to practice throughout in a lively and sometimes provocative manner.' Irene Fairhurst in the Foreword For more information on other titles in this series please click here
Introduction; Supervising the counselling of young person at a youth counselling agency; Supervising the counselling of a young person in a school setting; Supervision of a counsellor working with a person with an alcohol problem; Supervising the counselling of a sexually abused client; Supervising the counselling of a client facing the diagnosis of a progressive disability; Supervising the counselling of a client with a disability who is in progress of accepting her need to use a wheelchair; Supervising time-limited counselling for stress in a GP surgery; Supervising the counselling of a mother who is struggling to cope with her son's cannabis use and mental health disturbance; Supervising the counselling of a late teenager experiencing psychotic symptoms associated with cannabis use; Supervising the counselling of a recovering drug user; Final reflection
Series: Living Therapy Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.36