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Supervision in the Psychological Professions


A truly innovative gem of a book, Supervision in the Psychological Professions empowers psychologists in all fields to become highly skilled and successful in their application of supervisory processes and methods.

As the psychological professions move toward mandating supervision, this book expertly bridges the gap between philosophy and practice. It offers a practical, accessible and conceptual approach for those wanting to hone their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important area. Inviting the reader to reflect on their own practice through reflective questions, case studies and exercises, Lane, Watts and Corrie skilfully highlight how the supervisor and supervisee can negotiate an effective relationship within agreed frameworks.

Covering the new supervision regulation at local, national and international levels, this practical guide is a must have read for practitioners across psychological niches from forensic to mental health and from coaching to educational and industrial psychology.

'In this useful text the many contributing authors thread their respective views together toward the development of a personalised and fit for purpose approach ... A valuable and significant contribution to the field'. 

- Marc Simon Khan, author of Coaching on the Axis, Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Business Coach and Global Head of HR & OD for Investec, London, UK

'This is a rich book that provides much food for thought about both giving and receiving supervision and it offers a sense of coherence whilst respecting diversity.'

- Sheelagh Strawbridge, Chartered Psychologist, Self-employed, UK

'This book should be of great value and encouragement for psychologists currently in supervision practice ... It should also provide badly needed orientation and stimulation for professional and academic training settings'.

- Michael Bruch, University College London, UK

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CBT supervision

What is good CBT supervision? What makes an effective supervisor? How can qualified CBT therapists learn to become good CBT supervisors who work effectively with their supervisees?

These are some of the questions addressed in this practical new book, examining what it takes to be a competent and confident CBT supervisor. Using the authors' unique framework of learning the PURE Supervision Flower the book equips trainees with the skills and competencies needed to prepare for, undertake, refine and enhance supervision practice across a wide range of settings.

Structured around the PURE Supervision Flower, the book is divided into four parts:

Preparing for Supervision explores how to establish an effective and ethical base from which supervision can occur

Undertaking Supervision focuses on the practical delivery of CBT Supervision

Refining Supervision offers insights into managing the supervisory process and relationship

Enhancing Supervision hones competencies by considering complex ethical challenges and CPD.

Packed with activities, tips, case studies and reflective questions to help consolidate learning, this is essential reading for CBT practitioners training in and already providing supervision across a range of settings.

This terrific book is comprehensive, evidence-based, and practical. I highly recommend this book to trainees, therapists who need to improve their skills in self-reflection, and to supervisors.

Judith S. Beck, PhD President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

CBT Supervision is at once a great asset to the field.

Cory F. Newman, Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania

This is a highly practical nuts and bolts guide to CBT supervision: optimistic and empowering.

Derek Milne, Author of Evidence-Based Clinical Supervision

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Donkey Bridges for Developmental TA: Making Transactional Analysis Accessible and Memorable 2nd edition

If you are already familiar with transactional analysis concepts, teach or explain them to other people, and are looking for simple frameworks to pass on to others – this book is what you need.  It converts the original therapeutic focus of TA into an emphasis on healthy development, contains easy to understand versions of a range of TA concepts, and uses various memory aids to help you and clients recall the ideas when you need to use them. 

Julie Hay has taken models used by psychotherapists and converted them into frameworks that focus on positive psychology and the healthy development of individuals, teams and organisations.  These are just as relevant for individuals and their families, teachers and students – anyone in any set of circumstances will find something of value within developmental transactional analysis.

This book has been written specifically for those in the business of helping other people to develop themselves.  This includes coaches, teachers and trainers, human resource professionals, social workers, consultants, mediators, facilitators – and not forgetting counsellors and therapists who want to explain some of the theory to their clients but feel the need for a different approach to that used to learn TA themselves during their own professional training.

Written for people with some knowledge of TA, this book contains a myriad of ideas for teaching TA to others in ways that make it memorable and accessible. Julie Hay sets out the key principles of developmental TA. At the same time she illustrates how to explain these concepts in a style that captures the fun and simplicity of early TA writings.

Julie tells us that donkeys are friendly and hardworking but don’t always understand that there are good pastures for them across the bridge. She goes on to provide numerous examples of donkey bridges. These are the stories, gimmicks, alliteration, and so on that trainers can use to help the donkey to happily cross the bridge into the vale of learning. She relates these donkey bridges to a range of TA frameworks, moving from individual to relationship to groups and finally to organisations

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Transactional Analysis for Trainers 2nd edition

Do you want to increase the impact of your training; do you need to help others improve relationships and teamwork; are you involved in creating healthy organisational cultures?

This book will help you apply the range of TA concepts – potently, accurately and competently; it distils the broad range of TA theories into accessible frameworks that suit organisational contexts, and contains both innovative approaches and practical guidelines for successful implementation.

Julie has over 40 years experience in industry, the public sector, local and national government.  She has been teaching TA for over 25 years in Eastern and Western Europe, Australasia, India, Asia, North, Central and South America.  In addition to her TA qualifications, she is internationally licensed as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Trainer and holds post graduate qualifications in management and for research into management competencies and assessment.

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Making Successful Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This book examines some of the factors that are involved in making good decisions, the range of thinking skills we need in order to make effective choices and some of the factors that can prevent us from making sound decisions in our work with clients. Drawing on both the existing literature and a range of practical exercises, Making Successful Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy provides invaluable guidance on how to tackle the task of decision-making in 'real world' counselling and psychotherapeutic settings in order to develop a systematic, effective and creative approach. The book includes:

  • A model to generate approaches to decision-making
  • Case studies across a wide range of situations in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Reflection points throughout the text to assist you in critiquing, refining and restructuring the tools you use to assist your clients to make successful decisions

This well written, meticulously researched and timely book, Lane and Corrie propose that the art of decision making, like any art, requires discipline, training and continual practice. This book should be required reading on clinical and counselling psychology programmes and related fields. For those about to enter practice, this book provides you with much needed support for engaging with the realities of a complex and shifting political and professional landscape. For the more experienced practitioner, this book challenges you to become more explicit about, and to sharpen and widen, the assumptions, models and procedures that guide your everyday decision making. This is continuing professional development of the most relevant and needed kind. I will be recommending this text to my students, colleagues, peers, and, yes, managers, very strongly indeed!

Dr Michael Worrell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Programme Director, CNWL Foundation Trust

Constructing Stories, Telling Tales: A Guide to Formulation in Applied Psychology

Formulation remains one of the most important activities that those using psychological approaches undertake as part of their work. Arguably, however, formulation is an activity that remains poorly understood. In a current climate demanding quick fix solutions there is a tendency, which the authors refuse, towards over-simplification. Instead this book sets out to explore the challenging complexity of psychological formulation.

By drawing on a wide range of sources from psychology and the arts the authors find ways to honour the stories clients tell yet offer key psychological insights to facilitate change. They provide a clear guide to enable the reader to think about the purpose of their work with clients, the perspectives which inform it and the process used to ensure effective outcomes.

The chapters, supported by exercises on key issues, examine key debates on the role of formulation in professional practice, a framework for developing a systematic approach to formulation and a detailed account of the purpose, perspective and process of formulation. Guest contributions are included from various fields of practice including: clinical, coaching, educational, forensic, occupational, and from the arts.
The book will enable all practitioners (whatever the stage of their career) who need to work with client stories to find new ways to enhance their practice.

A number of guest contributors - including actors Simon CallowPrunella Scales and Timothy West - have contributed valuable input into this volume and demonstrated great interest in the project and the ideas behind it. For some, it was their first experience of working with psychologists, and they showed particular willingness to engage with the main authors on this joint venture.

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Workplace Bullying: Symptoms and Solutions

Is bullying really that bad? Why do some people just watch it happening? How do you know if it is bullying or strong management? What kind of leaders are able to create positive working environments?

The effects of bullying on organisations and individuals can be devastating and can adversely affect both the workers themselves and the productivity of the organisation that they work for. This book explores the impact of bullying from the perspective of both the employee and the organisation in which they work. In addition to describing the negative outcome of bullying, Workplace Bullying also looks at ways to promote resilience and the opportunity for growth and learning to take place.

Divided into four sections, this book covers:

  • the impact and symptoms of workplace bullying
  • individual interventions
  • organisational interventions
  • underlying causes and future considerations

Workplace Bullying is essential reading for anyone with responsibility to help and support workers involved in bullying as a victim, supporter, or investigator. It offers organisations a chance to create an environment that will not only build a more resilient workforce, providing appropriate and effective interventions, but also provides solutions that will lead to the possibility of individual and organisational growth and development.

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Managing Trauma in the Workplace - Supporting workers and organisations

Managing Trauma in the Workplace looks at the impact of trauma not only from the perspective of the employees but also from that of their organizations. In addition to describing the negative outcomes from traumatic exposure it offers solutions which will not only build a more resilient workforce but also lead to individual and organizational growth and development.

This book has contributions from international experts working in a variety of professions including teaching, the military, social work and human resources.
It is split into four parts which explore:

  • the nature of organizational trauma
  • traumatized organization and business continuity
  • organizational interventions
  • building resilience and growth

Managing Trauma in the Workplace is essential reading for anyone with responsibility to help and support workers involved in distressing and traumatic incidents as a victim, supporter or investigator.

This book will be extremely useful for a range of professionals, and students. It enhances and advances our understanding of the impact of trauma in the context of the workplace. Learning from case studies and recent research is combined with the inclusion of practical tools for a range of practitioners, and discussion of the complex issues which face those of us working in organisations to minimise the impact of trauma on the organisation itself and its people.

Alison Dunn, Head of Treatment Services, Occupational Health, Transport for London

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Workplace Trauma Concepts, Assessment and Interventions

How can organisations defend their employees against psychological trauma?

Post-traumatic stress is a topical subject of increasing importance. Yet much of the writing on this subject so far has concerned stress suffered by people exposed to serious turmoil such as war and ethnic conflict. Workplace Trauma is an extremely welcome presentation of the subject of stress in the workplace.

This book explores the ways that traumatic events impact the psychological well being of organisations and their employees. The effects of disasters, accidents, crime, injury and death are examined alongside examples of organisational trauma care programmes and reviews of the current thinking regarding post trauma interventions. The insights generated are illustrated with case studies from the author's extensive experience of counselling victims of trauma at work.

The theory, research and practical advice contained in this volume will prove a valuable resource for organisations and practitioners seeking guidance on reducing the impact of psychological trauma.

'At last we have a well-presented, well-researched book on post-traumatic stress and how traumatic events impact on the psychological wellbeing of organisations and their employees the book will be extremely useful to organisations in determining the benefits of introducing trauma care programmes into their organisation. It will also give practising clinicans a very clear framework in which to work effectively with trauma and its effects, specifically in the workplace.'

Patricia Justice, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, March 2005

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Building a Culture of Respect Managing Bullying at Work

Bullying is an increasing problem in the workplace. It is estimated that five million workers are bullied each year in the UK, and that one in four employees is aware of colleagues being bullied. Bullying creates significant health problems for employees and, despite this, there is a conspicuous absence of published material on why these behaviors occur, how their occurrence can be reduced, and what can be done to help the victims.

Building a Culture of Respect focuses on the development of organizational cultures that promote the dignity of all employees, which have the power to reduce the incidence and impact of bullying. The creation of an organizational culture of respect requires an integration of organizational policies, processes and interventions. Written by a group of experienced academics and practitioners, this collective volume allows theory to be integrated with evidence and practice in an approach that can be used to inform organizational management, unions, human resource managers, lawyers, general practitioners, occupational health psychologists and counselors on the most effective ways of addressing bullying at work.

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The Practitioner Handbook

A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists

The Practitioner's Handbook is an essential guide to professional development in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology. In a friendly and informal style, the handbook addresses the key concerns and questions most frequently raised by newly qualified practitioners, including:

  • how to avoid complaints and litigation;
  • how to write client reports; and
  • how to interpret medical and psychiatric assessments.

The Handbook also outlines different avenues for career development (such as research, supervision, training or management), providing the reader with practical hints and guidance on how to take the next career step and organise continuing professional development (CPD).

The Practitioner's Handbook is the ideal companion for newly qualified practitioners and those nearing the end of their professional training. Leading contributors share their knowledge and experience on key topics, making the Handbook an indispensable guide for continuing professional development.

Chapter 1 "How to develop your career and organise your continuing professional development" by Sarah Corrie, Nicola Hurton and David Lane

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The Modern Scientist Practitioner

The Modern Scientist-Practitioner argues for a radical rethink of how we understand the science-practice relationship and the notion of the scientist-practitioner model.
Drawing on the latest innovations and research from the fields of anthropology, industry, philosophy, psychology and science, David Lane and Sarah Corrie present a new vision of the scientist-practitioner model that is dynamic, contextualised and synergistic. Subjects covered include:

  • Innovation and Improvisation: The Unacknowledged World of the Creative Scientist-Practitioner.
  • What Kind of Scientists are We? Re-examining the Nature of Scientific knowledge.
  • Acquiring the Art of Reasoning: Straddling the Worlds of Rigour and Meaning.
  • Arriving at Shared Psychological Narratives: Formulation and Explanation.
  • The Scientist-Practitioner in Applied Psychology Settings.
  • Learning for Tomorrow: Professional Survival in an Uncertain World.

This timely and thought-provoking book will appeal to professionals at all stages of their careers, including psychologists of all disciplines, researchers, educators, policy-makers, healthcare professionals and students.

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The Trainee Handbook: A Guide for Counselling & Psychotherapy Trainees - Third Edition

Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling book provides all the help and advice you'll need as you start and progress through your training in counselling and psychotherapy. It will also be an essential resource as you go on to take your first steps into therapeutic practice.

The book identifies and guides you through the practical skills and knowledge you'll need to make a success of your training - from writing essays, through case formulation, and on to preparing for your first meeting with a client. A further important function of the book is to address and allay the concerns which are common to all students.

Now in its third edition, The Trainee Handbook has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes that have taken place in the therapy professions over the last few years. It now also includes new and important chapters on:

  • the dynamics and practicalities of facilitating client referral,
  • the processes involved in assessing a client's mental state, and
  • useful tips and hints from former trainees.

The Trainee Handbook will be an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology.

"This book should be any trainee psychotherapist's bible. It covers all major areas that trainees may have queries or anxieties about and addresses these in a straightforward and practical manner."

Ms Malin Sellden Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University Sept. 2013

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