The diversity of the contexts used to consider the issue of supervision with background and overview material make this more than a book on supervision. It is rich in source material as well as sample contracts, training exercises and record sheets... A useful resource for anyone involved in supervision whether giving it or receiving it.
The collection of essays contained in this book provide much food for thought... [It] also contains some useful exercises for those in the process of building, or perhaps retrieving, good supervisory relationships. The book will be useful to any senior probation officer under pressure looking for ways to make effective use of the time they have available for supervision.
This book presents valuable and easily assimilated information. It includes practical advice, exercises and guidance for workers and managers involved in a supervisory relationship. The chapter on the supervision of social services managers should be essential reading for those in senior manager positions.
Jacki Pritchard is to be congratulated on conceiving this much needed collection of essays on supervision... A very welcome contribution to a subject which has been much neglected in Britain.
It is heartening to review a book which throughout emphasises the importance of good supervision in the delivery of social services. This book is a compilation of 15 chapters by different authors on the theme of supervision. The first chapter sets the scene and provides a useful review of the literature, and as it is extensively referenced provides pointers to relevant texts for readers wishing to explore in greater depth concepts presented in the chapter... Will provide many useful ideas and insights for practising supervisors.
I recommend it as a readable, practical guide for busy supervisors.