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Group Supervision

Group Supervision
A Guide to Creative Practice

Second Edition

Other Titles in:
Counselling Supervision

September 2008 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The Second Edition of Group Supervision is essential reading for all participants in group supervision. It offers a comprehensive insight into the complexities of organising, managing and creatively facilitating a group or of being a practitioner in a cooperative peer group' - Professor Sue Wheeler University of Leicester

Among the plethora of supervision books, Group Supervision is the only one dedicated to group work. Brigid Proctor shows how group supervision can provide a supportive environment in which practitioners learn from each others' experience, finding positive and creative ways of working with the diversity which characterises all groups.

Examining tasks, roles and responsibilities of both supervisors and supervisees, she describes the skills needed for:

" managing different types of group,

" developing a flexible leadership style

" making sense of group and individual needs

" using creative methods.

The Second Edition of this popular text features up-to-date research findings on group supervision in organisations and further coverage of the challenge of ethical decision-making in groups. A new chapter considers the advantages of groups for supervisor development and training, stressing the urgency for greater accountability and research. Essential for all supervisors and trainers, the practical information in this book will also benefit those who manage organizations providing group supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists- be they employees, volunteers or trainees.

Brigid Proctor, Fellow of the BACP, is a retired Director of Counselling courses at South West London College and has subsequently worked freelance as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and consultant.

Setting the Scene
The Group Option
A Typology for Supervision Groups
Agreements as Friends
Skilful Group Allies - Supervisor and Members
Strategic Priorities
Hot Issues of Group Life
Sharing Responsibility - Peer Groups
The Harvest
Inviting Creativity
Groups for Developing Supervision
Training, Research and Accountability

Praise for the First Edition:

`A welcome addition to the literature... I thank Brigid Proctor for her guidelines for good practice and stimulating ideas for using the potential of groupwork within the supervision process' - ACCORD

This book provides such a good range of books samples for learners when you colouring supervision. It’s been adopted as the core group supervision resource

Ms Liz Swanson
HE, Access and Counselling, South Essex College - Southend
November 30, 2019

A comprehensive exploration of the processes of group supervision. The use of case studies to illustrate effective supervision brings the subject to life, as does Brigid Proctor's passion for group supervision and her support and encouragement for working creatively. This is a valuable resource for trainee, new and experienced supervisors.

Ms Helene Baker
Health & Social Care (Chelmsford), Anglia Ruskin University
June 8, 2016

Relatively few books address the issue of supervision yet this is an integral component of the undergraduate programme at Salford. This book will be helpful to students on the Professional Practice module who in their third year will be encountering group supervision for the first time.

Dr Alan Priest
School of Nursing Midwifery & Social W, Salford University
May 20, 2015

This is an excellent resource book for any student undertake a supervision programme.

It is written in a clear manner and is easy to follow.

Mrs Gisela Oates
Gisela Oates Faculty Office, PCI College
November 3, 2014

very useful for the unit Schools as Organisations made students realise the importance of supervisons for room groups

Mrs Heather Langridge
Education , Nelson & Colne College
November 20, 2013

Useful and some good ideas for supervisions as a group. A useful read for anyone undertaking supervisions

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
October 24, 2013

This book is a wonderful resource for both students and tutors new to group supervision contexts. Relevant areas are discussed in a clear and informative manner and both theoretical and practical aspects associated with group supervision are addressed.

Ms Stephanie Revell
Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
July 12, 2013

This publication is a must for all supervisors new to supervising groups. The chapters are logically sequenced with essential information.

Mr Richard Carroll
Faculty of Professional and Vocational Studies, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
July 3, 2013

Pleased to recommend this classic text.

Dr Els Van Ooijen
School of Social Sciences, University of Wales, Newport
April 23, 2013

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