Britain has a fine tradition of writing about supervision practice. This book connects to this by organising reflection around the practice taken from the author's sixteen years experience as a practitioner. Taking three broad sets of tasks of supervision as an organising frame, the book weaves examples of professional experience with current research and other reflective writing. From a broadly humanistic perspective, it examines the developmental journey of a supervisor interested in the overlap of the personal and the professional.
Penny Henderson is an accredited Counsellor and Supervisor and Fellow of BACP. Her career has encompassed many years of Open University work as a tutor and tutor-counsellor and development of adult learning materials, and institutional research. She has been a training officer in Social Services, offering in-service and group work training there, and then a staff counselling service. Her self employed work in addition to counselling and supervision has included consultation to organisations and teams, and development of training materials for group work, exam anxiety, experiential training methods, counselling in Primary Care, and supervision. She is author of many articles, chapters and books on these topics. For over a decade she has been involved, too, in education for medical students, and latterly in supervision of doctors.