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 series, 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Supervising the counselling of young person at a youth counselling agency. Supervising the counselling of young person in a scholl 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 o use of 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.