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Book review: Challenges in Professional Supervision: Current Themes and Models for Practice

Challenges in Professional Supervision: Current Themes and Models for Practice 

★ ★ ★ ★

This book looks at supervision in practice and draws on the latest research and theory. It is intended for health, social care and counselling professionals, although its content is applicable to allied healthcare professions.

It covers contemporary ideas in professional supervision as well as modes, models and skills, which means the reader can engage with theories of supervision in practice before studying the relevant models. The chapter on stages of manager development emphasises the importance of building resilience through supervision, and ensuring that all levels of staff are supported.

The book is laid out well, is easy-to-read and provides useful vignettes throughout, helping the reader to digest information. It offers a comprehensive overview of different types of supervision that may be suitable to professionals in a wide range of roles.

Liz Beddoe and Allyson Davys | Jessica Kingsley | £24.99 | 248pp | ISBN: 9781849054652

Reviewed by Helen Reeves, clinical lead for community palliative care services, St Giles Hospice, Lichfield

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