1st Edition

Self-Supervision A Primer for Counselors and Human Service Professionals

By Patrick J. Morrissette Copyright 2022
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    Self-Supervision synthesizes the literature on the theory and practice of self-supervision and provides counselors and human service professionals with a plan for the pursuit of independent professional growth. The classic edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on his work and on the changes in society and the field since the book’s initial publication.

    In these chapters, professionals will find cost-effective and efficient strategies for developing their skills while still ensuring that they’re providing quality treatment. They’ll also find a diverse array of strategies for self-supervision and a thoughtful discussion of reflective processes required to effectively evaluate one’s own practices.

    Preface to the Classic Edition. Introduction. 1. Counselor Self-Supervision: A Historical Overview 2. The Counselor-Client Relationship 3. Person-of-the-Counselor 4. Reflectivity: The Essence of Self-Supervision 5. Self-Supervision in Action 6. Self-Supervision and Counselor Self Care Epilogue References


    Patrick J. Morrissette, PhD, RMFT, is a full professor of health studies at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. Patrick maintains an independent clinical practice.

    "Experienced and novice practitioners alike, who must deal with restrictions of time, cost, and convenience, would benefit immensely from an alternative method of professional supervision. As illustrated in Morrissette's book, self-supervision can provide an effective, flexible, and cost-free tool for professional growth and quality assurance in treatment. In Self-Supervision, Morrisette attempts to fill the void in supervision literature by specifically addressing the topic of self-supervision through a synthesis of past and current literature on its theory and practice...His in-depth discussion of the reflective process and the numerous strategies for self-supervision is enhanced by his exploration of the issues that must be examined when evaluating one's own clinical work." 
    Family Therapy, Volume 29, Number 2, 2002