The supervision of inexperienced counsellors and other helping professionals should be regarded as an integral, rather than a peripheral part of their initial and ongoing training. Furthermore, supervision can play an important role in the development and maintenance of professional competence, and in providing support for the experienced practitioner who wishes to provide the highest quality of care for clients.
Training of registered counsellors in South Africa
presents unique challenges to supervisors. Supervisors and supervisees need
supportive information to stay informed about policy changes, trends and
research – from the community within South Africa and internationally – that
influence the nature and productivity of the counsellor process.
This valuable book answers this need by focusing on the fundamentals of supervision and its effective utilisation. The chapters cover a variety of topics, from accessible theory on the role and functions of the supervisor and the development stages of the supervisee to eminently practical chapters on report writing and preventing counsellor burnout. Suggestions on the use of metaphor and story in counselling add depth, while the many sample case studies bring focus and immediacy to the text.
The various authors contribute diverse styles and perspectives.The authors are South African practitioners involved in the fields of education, counselling and clinical psychology in different contexts of work (universities, private practice and training). Many of them have been involved in training workshops for supervisors of psychologists and counsellors for Continuous Professional Development since 2000.
Although primarily intended for training institutions for use by registered counsellors, this book will also be of great interest to social workers, institutions which train lay counsellors and those who support lifelong learning in the field.
SECTION 1 THE SUPERVISOR
Chapter 1 The role and functions of an effective supervisor
Chapter 2 Models of individual supervision
Chapter 3 Interventions by the supervisor
Chapter 4 Group supervision
Chapter 5 Development stages of the supervisor and supervisee
Chapter 6 Self-of-the-counsellor exploration in supervision: the journey inward is the journey outward
SECTION 2 THE SUPERVISEE
Chapter 7 Using portfolios and reflection
Chapter 8 Ethics
Chapter 9 Practise within the area of your expertise
Chapter 10 Report writing
Chapter 11 Metaphors in supervision
Chapter 12 Dealing with stress and burnout
SECTION 3 A VOICE FROM THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND PRACTICE
Chapter 13 Community supervision in the training of counsellors
Addendum A: Supervisee information and contract form
Addendum B: Case presentation format
Addendum C: Confidential case progress notes
Addendum D: Supervisee questionnaire
Addendum E: Bill of Rights of the supervisor
Addendum F: Bill of Rights of the supervisee
Addendum G: Supervisee self-assessment
Addendum H: Supervisor evaluation by supervisee
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