Considering how much experience there now is in providing supervisor training in the UK, relatively little has been written about it. This book creates a lively and readable resource that will be informative and inspirational for those planning for the future of training for supervisors of counsellors, or who create, teach on or apply for supervisor training. The structure and content will invite reflection on the training issues that the authors address. It is intended to be consciously forward looking in a period of rapid development, and is designed to highlight differences between providers as well as the approaches and ideas they share. It is the work of many authors, all of whom are or have been involved in supervisor training in the UK. The book should also be of interest to colleagues involved in training supervisors in other contexts and allied professions: social work, medical and nursing professions, coaching, and teaching. It spans a range of theoretical approaches to supervisor training, and authors thus inevitably write from quite different basic assumptions about supervision.
Introduction , Issues , Training supervisors , It is all in the relationship: exploring the differences between supervision training and counselling training , Training supervisors in multi-disciplinary groups , Recruitment and access , Assessment design and implementation , Developing trans-culturally sensitive theory and practice , Online learning and teaching of supervision of counselling and psychotherapy , The internal supervisor: developing the witness within , Developing skills: practice, observation, and feedback , Developing authority from the inside out , The impact of the organization: the primary care context , Training for group supervision , Approaches , Supervision: a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective on supervisor practice and supervisor training , Training for supervisors of transactional analysis practitioners and others , Person-centred supervision training across theoretical orientations , Training for supervising cognitive–behavioural practitioners and others , Learning to supervise using a solution-focused approach , Training for supervising transpersonal therapists and others , Epilogue , Professional organizations with some involvement in supervision