Steve is an experienced Supervisor and trainer, he gave a clear and concise introduction to best practice in order to get the best from supervision.

He suggested a relaxed and common – sense approach to the supervisory relationship based around ongoing professional development.

Clarity of purpose, good communication skills, appropriate planning, resolving conflict, inspiring oneself as a supervisee.

On a practical level to have an agenda, to appreciate honesty, to discuss risk taking, from the supervisors perspective to be aware of policy and procedure from the supervisees’ agency as appropriate.  Avoiding complacency, providing a responsible practice, contracting with the client, note taking, providing a collegiate relationship with experienced therapists.

Examining the motives behind our work with a client, ‘imagining all the things we don’t want to talk about’. Supervision isn’t about being ‘all knowing’. The concept of a supervisor from another modality – promoting interest in other approaches to the work.

To develop a reflective practice – becoming reflexive. Being aware of blocks and resistance to the supervisory relationship.

Being aware of – previous experience, personal inhibitions, handling authority, role conflict, proper case assessment, practical blocks, difficulties in receiving support, organisational blocks.

Alan Corbett