Practitioners working in the helping professions realise the importance of supervision as a space for: reflection; compassionate inquiry; and continuing professional development. This book presents examples of good practice which will help readers to enhance their own supervisory relationships. Robin Shohet brings together supervisors from the fields of consultancy, education, coaching, psychotherapy, youth work and homeopathy, many of whom have been supervising for over 20 years. The contributors explain why supervision continues to be just as important as when they first started, and describe how and why they have managed to stay passionate about their chosen career. The book features numerous case examples to illustrate the different perspectives, demonstrating that supervision is essential and rewarding in a variety of professions. Passionate Supervision is a valuable resource for anyone working in the helping professions, for whom supervision is an integral part of their work.
Robin Shohet has been teaching supervision through the Centre for Supervision and Team Development for 30 years. He is co-author of Supervision in the Helping Professions (Open University Press, 3rd edition 2006) and editor of Passionate Medicine: Making the transition from conventional medicine to homeopathy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). He lives with his family at the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community in the North East of Scotland.
Preface.; 1. Breaking the Box.; 2. Passionate Supervision: A Wider Landscape.; 3. Mindful Supervision.; 4. The Supervisory Relationship: A Life Long Calling.; 5. The Born Again Supervisor.; 6. Freeing the Passion to Learn.; 7. The Ah ha Moment: Passionate Supervision as a Tool for Transformation and Metamorphosis.; 8. Psychodrama: A Passion for Action and Non-Action in Supervision.; 9. The Passion for Change: A Life Story.; 10. Fear and Love In and Beyond Supervision. References. Subject index. Author index.