Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved.
The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. The book offers practical examples and a model of supervision which draws together ideas from adult learning theory and reflective practice. Viewing supervision as a place for learning, this guide considers how supervision can assist practitioners to develop professional resilience and manage the stresses of complex work environments. It also includes specific chapters on supervision of clinical student placements and in child protection settings.
This book covers a range of professions including social care, nursing, counselling, social work and allied health professions, and is an essential guide for all those in these and related professions undertaking supervision or supervision training.
Many child abuse prevention programs have targeted factors within the family, such as parenting skills. This book describes the next wave of prevention: the promotion of safer, healthier childrearing environments in entire communities. The contributors are leading authorities who illuminate how contextual factors-including poverty, chaotic neighborhoods, and lack of social supports-combine with family factors to place children at risk for maltreatment. They present a range of exemplary programs designed to strengthen communities while also helping individual parents to meet their children's needs. Real-world evaluation approaches, quality-control strategies, and policy implications are discussed... More info
The authors have collection stories from therapists all over the world, all of whom use a solution-focused brief therapy approach. Readers will meet people living under seemingly hopeless economic, political and social conditions. They will meet people who remind them of themselves, and people with seemingly little in common with them. Throughout the book the authors focus on positive and future-oriented aspects of clients stories and reveal how small actions can yield big changes in people's lives. Commentary by the two authors elucidates the most recent advances in and... More info
We all face times when we need to be healed - some traumatic experience or grave disappointment overwhelms us, burying the pain deep inside, where it is hidden for days, months, even years. In Defy Gravity, bestselling author *Caroline Myss *challenges the conventional approach to healing, which maintains that we can always find reasons for why things happen as they do. The truth is, we can't, and now it's time to explore a model for healing that leads us into deeper and more effective truths. Drawing from her years as... More info