Supervision assures the quality of professional practice through careful monitoring; it heals wounds through wholesome listening and support and offers a unique and free space to develop that which we all want to progress: our personal relationships.
This book will help professional supervisors, consultants and coaches with the `care for the self-aspect of their role - the art of enhancing one’s own performance with the help of experience in practice.
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Erik de Haan is the Director of the Ashridge Centre for Coaching and full Professor of Organisation Development and Coaching at the VU University, Amsterdam. He is also an organisation-development consultant, coach, supervisor and accreditor of coaches.
Surveys show that for many people public speaking is the most frightening experience they will ever face. How do you prepare for a speaking engagement? What do you need to know about your body, your voice, the audience, the technology? Maggie Eyre has had many year’s experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery. Included in the book are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear,... More info
Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Most people of European background are not aware that they see the world through the lens of the Western tradition, but for Indigenous people, it can seem like a foreign language. Indigenous ways of thinking and working are grounded in many thousands of years of oral tradition, and continue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people today. Lorraine Muller shows that understanding traditional holistic approaches to social... More info
Fostering is vitally important: the majority of looked after children are fostered, yet these children are often left out of the agenda and their voices are not heard. This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working in partnership with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about fostering systems and living with foster carers. The... More info