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Supervision as Transformation
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Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way. Contributions range from explorations of supervision as a journey of life-long learning and its place at the heart of practice to chapters on faith, transformation, dealing with feelings, and working with asylum seekers and refugees. The multidisciplinary approach covers much ground not previously touched upon, and every contribution demonstrates just how powerful and transformational passionate supervision has the potential to be. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in the helping professions, for whom supervision is an integral part of their work.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Supervision: A Journey of Life-Long Learning. Michael Carroll. 2. "It's at the Heart of our Practice at the Family Nurse Partnership." Ann Rowe. 3. Finding "Ariel". A Small Enterprise Learns to Navigate the Storm of Change. Richard Olivier. 4. "If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together." Work as Transformation through Supervision. Joan Wilmot. 5. The Tapestry of my Approach to Transformational Supervision. Fiona Adamson. 6. Supervision through conversation; being seen, being real. Interview with Alan Rodgers by Robin Shohet. 7. Supervising Psychotherapists who work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Space to Reflect where Feelings are Unbearable. Judy Ryde. 8. Reflections on Learning in Supervision. Mary Creaner. 9. Resistance is a Natural Path. An Alternative Perspective on Transformation. Christina Breene. 10. Fear and Stepping Forward Anyway. My Journey to and with The Interfaith Seminary. Nicola Coombe. 11. Another way of knowing. Emptying our Minds and Undoing Projections: A Life Skill. Interview with Robin Shohet by Christina Breene. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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Shows how transformative supervision can be when approached in the right way

About the Author

Robin Shohet has been teaching supervision through the Centre for Supervision and Team Development for 30 years. He lives with his family at the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community in the North East of Scotland. Robin is the editor of Passionate Medicine: Making the transition from conventional medicine to homeopathy and Passionate Supervision, both published by JKP.

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Although none of the essays are of direct relevance to ministers, the underlying challenge for ministers is how much richer ministry could become if supervision were to become the norm for us. -- Ministry Today UK I recognise the truth of these essays in the depth of the clinical supervision which I have received in recent years. For anyone who is considering entering such a relationship to support his or her ministry, this book offers a variety of voices articulating a vision of supervision which is both human and divine. An MD of a large financial firm recently summed up his own experience of professional supervision: "This work is really all about Love." -- Church Times this is a text for those who want a wider view on supervision, delivered in non-academic readable chunks, albeit with adequate references after each chapter, I can't imagine anyone finding nothing of value. Most is pure transformative gold. -- Counselling, Children and Young People If you want to know about these more spiritual approaches, and how they apply to supervision, this is the book for you. It is very charmingly written, and quite inspiring (...) It would challenge anyone who had a more stereotyped view of supervision -- ACPNL Magazine I suggest that this book would be useful to supervisors in particular, and would recommend individual chapters to the professional within any field, including healthcare, who wishes to see organisational change with and openness to exploring how supervision may facilitate this. -- HCPJ Robin Sholet has a knack for inviting authors with original contributions to make. These 10 authors offer an interesting, collegial take on the fashionable topic of transformational learning (TL), which is enabled through relationships, and reviews basic assumptions... Overall, the book addresses a fashionable topic in supervision, in original, practice-based, engagingly readable and varied ways. It would be of interest to experience practitioners, most probably those also curious about the relationship of personal to professional development, and the impact of the organisational context for work. -- Therapy Today

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