Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Synopsis

As new techniques and approaches to supervision attract interest within therapy-related professions, the contributers to this informative book consider the nature of supervision and examine the ways in which it can be further defined and developed.

Excerpt

The British Association for Supervision Research and Practice (BASPR) has now been in existence for nine years. To call it an 'association' is probably a bit beyond its stature: it is more like a 'virtual association'. Its organising committee of five supervisors arranges a supervision conference each year. Their aim is to provide a meeting place for supervisors and supervisees to network and discuss the supervisory issues of the day. For each annual conference they set the theme, arrange keynote addresses and workshops pertinent to the theme and mailshot BASPR's large database of names for participants. These conferences have been both national and international and have attracted participants and presenters from the US, mainland Europe, New Zealand as well as Britain and Ireland. It is the only British forum we know of where supervisors, from all orientations and walks of life, gather to discuss and dialogue about contemporary supervisory issues and concerns.

Each year, after each conference, the organising committee meets and reminisces about the wealth of the presentations, the richness of the group, the experience and expertise which is so obvious in all those attending and how fortunate we are to have such depth and breadth to British supervision. Each year the committee says they wish someone would publish the keynote addresses and workshops, which they believe deserve a wider audience. Each year life intervenes and the conference material never sees the published light of day. There is good news: at last a change and for the first time steps have been taken to gather the 1999 conference programme into a publication. The title of the 1999 conference, 'Integrative Approaches to Supervision', has been kept and becomes the title of the proceedings. The editors have also gone slightly beyond the 1999 conference to include a few additions: Michael Carroll's keynote address at the 1998 conference on the spirituality of supervision, as well as papers by John Towler on sub-personalities in supervision and Joanna Beazley Richards and Gary Leonard on liability issues for supervisors.

Since BASPR's inception nine years ago supervision theory research and practice has developed by leaps and bounds in Britain and the British supervisory scene quite rightly prides itself on the quality of its practice. The titles of the chapters in this publication attest to this: in them supervision is allied to such diverse issues as spirituality, life stages, organisations, primary health care, eating . . .

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