A Guide to Creative Practice
- Brigid Proctor - Consultant, London
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
very useful for the unit Schools as Organisations made students realise the importance of supervisons for room groups
Useful and some good ideas for supervisions as a group. A useful read for anyone undertaking supervisions
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.
This publication is a must for all supervisors new to supervising groups. The chapters are logically sequenced with essential information.
Pleased to recommend this classic text.