[Book Review] Supervision in the Helping Professions

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[Book Review] Supervision in the Helping Professions by Peter Hawkins, Robin Shohet Supervision in the Helping Profession is a thorough book both from the perspective of supervisor and supervisee. The famous book by Peter Hopkins and Robin Shohet is an authentic guide for all those in the helping professions. The authors are Dr. Peter Hawkins, professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, and Robin Shohet who has been managing supervision courses at Centre for Supervision and Team Development since 1979. The authors have huge experience of training and development. They have penned down all their real life experiences and research related to coaching, leadership, supervision and team development in this book. If compared with other similar books on supervision like Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide by Robert Haynes, Gerald Corey and Patrice Moulton and Supervision in the Mental Health Professions: A Practitioner's Guide by Francesca Inskipp, it has a wider scope. It is not only beneficial for those in the helping professions but shall also be of great help to educators and students. "A very readable book which is of immense help to anyone in a mentoring or supervisory relationship. It will appeal equally to educators, managers and students. All nurses will benefit from reading it. It is reasonably priced and well presented. Buy it." - Philip Burnard, Nursing Times The book was first published in 1989. Second, third and fourth editions were published in 2000, 2006 and 2012. The authors of the book have been able to broaden the concept of supervision since the first publication of the book. In the fourth edition, they have moved ahead from the basic concerns to the grave issues. "This timely book offers the reader a comprehensive and practical guide to the complex issues inherent in the supervision of health and social

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