1st Edition

Self Supervision
A Primer for Counselors and Human Service Professionals

ISBN 9781583910757
Published April 5, 2002 by Routledge
188 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Self-Supervision synthesizes past and current 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.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
1. Counselor Self-Supervision: A Historical Overview
2. 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

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Patrick J. Morrissettte, Ph.D., RMFT, NCC, is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Studies at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. He is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.


"The author addresses the topic of self-supervision through a sythesis of past and current literature on its theory and 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