Chapter 15: Developing Your Practice: Supervision, Research and Career Development

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines the professional requirement of supervisory relationships and considers key elements in the process such as searching for a supervisor; beginning, making use of and reviewing supervision; and responding to challenges. 

Reflection Questions

  • What are some of activities that counsellors and psychotherapists routinely engage in as part of their daily work in practice? 
  • What are the benefits of being part of a supervisory relationship?

With these questions in mind, watch the following videos:

Hadyn Williams and Andrew Reeves discuss counselling research

In this clinical supervision session, a counsellor exploring her sense of being 'stuck' in client work in a supervision session because of their own personal experiences

Tim Bond discusses the counsellor's sense of being 'stuck' and how that can be usefully explored in supervision