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1st Edition

Supervision and Coaching
Growth and Learning in Professional Practice

ISBN 9781138287747
Published October 13, 2017 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

What is supervision, and what is distinctive about supervision for coaches?

This book has a dual purpose: to explore the value of supervision to both giver and receiver in a transformative relationship, and to offer practical guidance for both beginning and experienced supervisors.

In Supervision and Coaching, Hilary Cochrane and Trudi Newton create a story of supervision, beginning with a challenge: how can we find an understanding of what happens in supervision, and what is it that we do that enables learning in this relationship to be both a source of professional growth and personal development? The authors identify what goes on in the process of supervision, whatever the field of application, and look at the role of being a supervisor as separate and different from being a master practitioner or mentor. With clarity and through real-life examples, the book explores the relationship and the developmental impact of supervision, using transactional analysis and other models to understand and discuss its psychological basis. Supervision and Coaching includes current theories of adult learning and sections on creating effective contracts, supervision with groups and working as an external supervisor for internal coaches.

Combining practical guidance for both beginning and more experienced supervisors with reflection on the underpinning 'roots' of supervision, Supervision and Coaching will be an essential resource for coaches in practice and in training, coach supervisors and other people-work professionals working in a supervisory role.

Table of Contents


List of Figures


Chapter 1 What is supervision?

Chapter 2 Ways of looking, ways of seeing: perspectives on supervision

Chapter 3 Relational needs: the supervision triangle

Chapter 4 Learning in relationship

Chapter 5 Creating effective contracts: empathy and rigour

Chapter 6 Success and safety: the context and ethics of supervision

Chapter 7 Supervision in practice: courage and vulnerability

Reflections – what next?

Competencies for coach supervision

Codes for ethical practice

Further reading



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Hilary Cochrane has been a leader in the field of coaching and coach supervision for more than 20 years. She supervises, coaches and develops individuals, groups and teams both in organisations and working independently.

Trudi Newton is an educational trainer and supervisor in transactional analysis with a passion for supervision as a resource and means of co-created learning. She works worldwide in a wide range of learning contexts, including as a coach supervisor.