from the foreword by Brigid Proctor and Francesca Inskipp
We found new gems and many timely reminders in the pages of this book. It will serve as a very useful and accessible reference source for practitioners at all stages of development... In short, Practical Supervision will help us all to grow into the truly reflective practitioners we are urged to be and wish to become.
Robin Shohet, co-author of Supervision in the Helping Professions, and editor of Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation
I enjoyed this book. It is well structured, very accessible and, as the title suggests, practical, both for new and experienced supervisors. I particularly valued the frequent reflection points which encourage and challenge the reader to apply the text to their own practices.
Martin Johnson MA PhD FRCOG FSB FMedSci., Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Sciences, University of Cambridge
The need for effective supervision of the highly stressed and often demoralised staff working in health services is clear, and this book will go a long way towards helping that need to be met. Not only is it an invaluable reference tool for all supervisors, but it should also be required reading for all senior managers because it contains gems of useful general guidance. While the book is concise and a pleasure to read, it is so packed with goodies that taking it all in is daunting on one go! It is especially useful where it offers concrete examples to illustrate its wise guidance and advice. I recommend it without reservation to all those undertaking supervision.
Flávia Ribeiro, Teacher/Family Worker at the Pen Green Centre, Corby, Northamptonshire, UK
This book is an invaluable and essential tool to any supervisor – from beginner to more experienced – it captures the essence of supervision covering a range of contexts and roles and encouraging reflection. Interestingly written, it talks to the reader and the 'case examples' make it come alive. It will most certainly become the must-have supervision book.
Giles Barrow, Independent EducatorNAPCE Journal: Pastoral Care in Education
This is a cracking little book and a solid recommendation for readers involved at any level in supervising practitioners... Henderson et al have really grasped the dynamics of this unique aspect of practice and explained the process in a highly accessible and well-structured publication... As an experienced supervisor I enjoyed the refreshing, clear approach which often summarised more extensive publications about supervision. It is a very useful title for novice supervisors, and a reminder for those with experience; it would also make for an introductory course reader into supervision... Practical Supervision is a valuable addition for those readers who oversee and support staff working with complex casework.