1st Edition

Providing Support and Supervision An Introduction for Professionals Working with Young People

Edited By Hazel Reid, Jane Westergaard Copyright 2006
    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    The focus of governments across Europe and the U.S. in recent years has been on an agenda for social inclusion. This is especially the case for some young people who for various reasons have become excluded from education, training and employment. This vital new guide to providing support in this changing world is ideal for those working with young people, and those who provide support and supervision to youth support workers themselves.

    This comprehensive resource can be used as a textbook on supervision courses, or as a professional handbook. It will help readers to understand the underlying concepts behind support and supervision and to engage with the concepts, models and techniques that determine effective day-to-day practice.

    In addition, the book clarifies the benefits and limitations of support and supervision by drawing on the knowledge and experience of those currently involved in youth support. The collection of writers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from academic and practice-based backgrounds to help practitioners, their managers, the organisations for which they work, and those on a wide range of professional training courses.

    Foreword: Providing support and supervision - An introduction for professionals working with young people A.G. Watts  1. Introduction Hazel L. Reid and Jane Westergaard  2. What Is Support and Supervision? Hazel L. Reid  3. Beyond Reason and Anxiety: How psychoanalytical ideas can inform the practice of supervision Helen Reynolds  4. Outcome Focused Supervision David Bucknell  5. Getting the Most from Support and Supervision: Attitudes and skills for supervisors and supervisees in an integrative approach to supervision Jane Westergaard  6. Multicultural Issues in Support and Supervision Jenny Bimrose  7. The Intensive Support Worker: Bringing a range of difficult issues to supervision Miche Tetley  8. Developing a Meaningful Relationship: A conversation about supervision from the supervisor's perspective Stephen Harrison and Jane Westergaard  9. The Organizational Perspective: Considering issues of providing support and supervision to practitioners working with young people Ros Garrod-Mason and  Jane Westergaard  10. Support and Supervision: A lifelong learning process Mary McMahon  11. Evaluation in Supervision Across a Continuum of Practice Andrew Edwards  12. Support Work with Children: Ethical dilemmas, confidentiality and the law  Debbie Daniels  13. A Cautionary Note on Support and Supervision Hazel L. Reid


    Hazel L. Reid is programme director for an MA in Career Education, Development and Guidance and for the Qualification in Careers Guidance. She is also co-chair of the Research Committee for the Institute of Career Guidance, and teaches on a supervision course. Hazel is a member of the Higher Education Academy., Jane Westergaard is programme director for the Personal Adviser Diploma and Understanding Connexions courses. In addition she teaches on a supervision course and is a qualified and practising counsellor. Jane is a member of the Higher Education Academy and is an accredited UKCP registered counsellor.

    "There is a very wide potential market for this book, which is likely to grow if current indications of future government policy are pursued....

    I would certainly recommend that you publish this book. It will be a valuable addition to your catalogue and complement other titles you have already published on career guidance, mentoring and social inclusion...

    I felt the content of the book was highly appropriate... the combination of academic and practitioner perspectives will make it particularly attractive and accessible to non-academic readers...

    this book would be an essential buy"

    Dr Helen Colley, Univ of Leeds

     "This books likely to be essential or recommended reading on a number of courses realting to working with young people and professional development"

    Dr Paul Garrett, University of Nottingham