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

ISBN 9780415376075
Published February 14, 2006 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Hazel L Reid

Hazel teaches at graduate, post-graduate and Masters level on courses associated with UK qualifications for career guidance practitioners. Her previous work was as a careers adviser in Sussex, where her last post was managing a community-based careers centre. She teaches in the area of practical skills and processes, career and guidance theory and careers education. In addition, she works with Careers/Connexions partnerships delivering theory-into-practice workshops. She is programme director for the MA in Career Education, Development and Guidance. Hazel is co-chair of the Research Committee for the Institute of Career Guidance, she sits on the editorial board of the Institute’s journal, and has recently joined the Research Policy and Practice Steering Group of the National Youth Agency. Hazel is also a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE) – now known as the Higher Education Academy.

Hazel has published widely and presented papers at national and international conferences. Her current research for a doctoral study, nearing completion, is associated with the development of support and supervision for careers advisers who move to a personal adviser role.

Jane Westergaard

Jane is a senior lecturer teaching on guidance related programmes at graduate, post graduate and Masters level. Jane is programme director for the Personal Adviser Diploma and Understanding Connexions courses. In addition she teaches on a supervision course, designed for those working within the Connexions context who are offering support and supervision to Personal Advisers. Jane is a qualified and practicing counsellor. She works with young people who present with multiple and complex needs. In this context, Jane has direct experience of both individual and group supervision.

Jane has recently delivered a paper on the relationship between counselling and the role of the PA at an international conference in Switzerland. The presentation focused on the issues raised in relation to supporting and supervising those who are working in support of young people. Jane is a member of the ILTHE (now known as 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