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Supervision in the Helping Profession: Fourth Edition

The latest edition of this best-selling book on supervision updates and expands the previous three editions with references to the developments and writing in the field. Since the publication of the previous edition, supervision has continued to spread from the professions of counselling, psychotherapy and social work, into all medical professions and more recently into education, coaching, mentoring and human resources management. This book provides relevant information for people working in all of these fields. The seven-eyed supervision model which is at the core of the book has been expanded and developed to reflect its use in many professions and different parts of the world. The authors have also incorporated view points from other academics who have constructively observed the model.

  • The authors have added a number of new approaches, models and techniques to this new edition, including:
  • Techniques for supervising in groups
  • The CLEAR model for structuring the process of a supervision session
  • How to adapt supervision to learning styles
  • How to use video and interpersonal process recall in training supervisors
  • Material on research and action research in supervision
  • Expansion of the chapter on working transculturally to include analysis of the challenges of working with asylum seekers and refugees

The extensively updated and enlarged book provides key reading for professionals across the social care and helping professions, as well as those working in Education, Coaching and HR.


Foreword by Michael Carroll Preface

Part One: The supervisee's perspective Good enough supervision and the challenges of our time The five capacities of reflective practice Reflecting on our motivations and core beliefs Being an effective supervisee

Part Two: Becoming a supervisor and the process of supervision Becoming a supervisor Maps, models, frameworks and processes of supervision The seven-eyed model of supervision Working with difference - transcultural supervision Ethics and facing challenging and complex situations in supervision Supervisor training and development

Part Three: Group, team and peer-group supervision Group and peer-group supervision Supervising in teams and team development

Part Four: An organizational approach Supervising networks Towards a learning culture Developing supervision policy and practice in organizations

Conclusion: Working with an open mind and an open heart Glossary Bibliography

Author Bio:

Peter Hawkins is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bath Consultancy Group and co-founder of Centre for Supervision and Team Development. He is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in executive coaching, leadership, and creating coaching cultures in organizations.

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.

Supervision in the Helping Profession: Fourth Edition

Author: Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet

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