This highly practical, comprehensive book reflects the increasing professionalization of coaching and mentoring, and the mounting expectation that coaches undergo regular supervision to ensure the quality and safety of their practice, and to encourage their continued professional development. This is the first book to address the full spectrum of coaching and mentoring supervision. The reader gets an opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches and models, and is introduced to theory in a concise, accessible way. The book also: • Clarifies what good coaching and mentoring supervision looks like in different contexts • Provides practical case examples to compliment and shed light on the theoretical bases for coaching/mentoring supervision • Reflects the diversity of perspectives on supervision in coaching and mentoring • Explores alternative ways of delivering and using supervision • Addresses the complex issue of effectiveness and quality of supervision Coaching and Mentoring Supervision is the definitive text for coaching supervisors, supervisees and those working toward qualifications in coaching supervision. It will also be of value both to HR professionals and those participating in mentoring programmes. "This book is written in a lucid and interesting manner so the chapters are easy to read individually and allow readers to pick their own path through the knowledge and experience that this textbook contains. I expect that this book will become an essential source for those seeking qualification in coaching supervision." Coaching Today, July 2012
What are the key skills needed to be a successful coach, mentor or supervisor? How can personal development be effectively facilitated? The fields of coaching, mentoring and consultancy are going through a phase of professionalization, with the establishment of formal standards, European bodiesand standard requirements for supervision. Substantially revised, this accessible book provides a response to these growing demands, examining: Differences and similarities between coaching, mentoring and organizational consultancy Personal and professional development that leads to sustainable change Qualities, capabilities, skills and values necessary for effective coaching, mentoring and supervision Guidelines for practice. The second edition includes new material on: Transformational coaching Developments in the field of neuroscience and the implications for coaching Systemic team coaching, developments in leadership, and creating a coaching culture Supervision on supervision and group supervision Oshry's approach to understanding systemic patterns in organizational relationships Expanded seven-eyed model "Peter and Nick's original edition was a fresh and insightful addition to the literature. The new edition brings the work bang up to date and remains a must read for the practitioners and students of coaching and consulting." Professor Jonathan Passmore, University of Evora, Portugal "The noble art of consulting, coaching and mentoring has many roots, among which the impressive fearless speech (parrhesia) of some ancient Athenians and the towering figure of Mentor/Athena in Homer's Odyssey. This wonderfully lucid and comprehensive guide shows how fearless compassion is still at the basis of getting the consulting that matters and the mentoring that can transform a business." Dr Erik de Haan, Professor of Organisation Development at the VU University Amsterdam and Director of the Centre for Coaching, Ashridge Business School "One of the characteristics of a classic professional book is that it is always a work in progress. In this latest edition of their overview of coaching, mentoring and supervision, the authors reflect the substantial changes that have occurred in terms of applications, professionalization and our knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms behind these powerful approaches to learning and change. This will not be the last edition, I am sure!" Professor David Clutterbuck, European Mentoring & Coaching Council "I read the first edition of this book and was impressed with its breadth, depth and width. It was a veritable Aladdin's Cave of models, frameworks, theories, ideas and practicalities in the budding fields of coaching, mentoring, organisational consulting and supervision. It's hard to imagine that the second edition could broaden, deepen and widen what was already there: believe me, it does! It moves the 1st Edition from a book into a compendium. It is better laid out, easier to read and locates its themes in the contemporary demands of modern organisational life. This is not a once-read book but a reference text to be returned to time and time again." Professor Michael Carroll PhD, Visiting Industrial Professor, University of Bristol, UK "An informative and passionate guide to coaching, mentoring and organisational consultancy, essential for beginners and valuable for experienced practitioners. Even if you do not share the philosophy or approach of the authors, the book is full of gems that make you think about your practice, the state of the world and many other things in between. A must read for coaching supervisors." Dr Tatiana Bachkirova, Reader in Coaching Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, UK "I especially like the strong emphasis on practical ideas, techniques and skills for getting the most out individuals and teams. It is refreshing to see more emphasis given to group supervision, as due to the economic climate and shortage of resources, this will appeal to many managers and supervisors as it has been discussed and explored in depth." Balbir Kandola, BK Consultancy in Learning & Development "The book is a treasury chest for those who want to dig into research and concepts across leadership development, mentoring, coaching, consultancy and supervision. I was pleased that they have included contributors often missing in other handbooks: Argyris, Kolb, Revans, Schein, and many others ... This is a very solid book, well-structured and an excellent inspirational text." Paul Olson
"Supervision in the Helping Professions remains a core text in our trainings and we welcome the updates, including the increased focus on ethics and diversity, the discussion of e-enabled modes of supervision and the review of research. What is so encouraging to students, trainers and practitioners is the 'beginner's mind' with which the authors continue to approach the subject, their tireless enthusiasm for enquiry, and their commitment to the learning edge. The launch of this edition coincides with the launch of the first UKCP Professional Register for Supervisors. The authors have done much to promote the development of supervision, and all future professional trainings in supervision will rely on their wisdom and experience. Key words for this edition are sustainability, resourcing and deeper levels of self reflection - mirroring the movement of our profession which increasingly turns outwards, asking how we can effect societal as well as individual change." Tree Staunton, Director of Studies, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Chair of the Humanistic and Integrative College of UKCP "This book remains a seminal text in supervision. In the fourth edition the authors bring a contemporary perspective to bear on supervision with an emphasis on the wider contextual and cultural contexts of our work as supervisors. I appreciate above all the 'fearless compassion' with which the authors have addressed the challenges that face us as supervisors in a global culture, and at the same time their ongoing stress on integrating the 'emotional and the rational, the personal and the organizational' in a very accessible model of supervision." Professor Maria Gilbert, Metanoia Institute, West London This bestselling book provides a comprehensive guide to supervision for professionals across the social care and helping professions, as well as those working in education, coaching and human resources. Thoroughly updated, the book has a new introduction showing how the world context in which helping professions operate has fundamentally changed in the last 25 years and the implications of this for supervision. The seven-eyed supervision model at the core of the book has been expanded and developed to reflect its use in many professions and different parts of the world. The authors also incorporate viewpoints from other academics and practitioners who have commented on the model. New to this edition:A new chapter on ethics and handling difficult situations in supervisionA new chapter and new models of reflective practiceNew material on training supervisors, including the important area of supervision of supervisionRevised chapters on group and team supervision, with new material on supervising team development and team coachingMore case studies of supervision in a wide range of different professionsFurther practical advice for supervisees on how to recognize, contribute to and ask for good supervision With contributions from Judy Ryde and Joan Wilmot.
“The book is pragmatic and honest, offering rich vignettes to demonstrate application of both simple and complex concepts to the supervision process. This is likely to be a useful read for coaches and consultants alike. De Haan’s relational model brings a fresh focus and adds further depth to existing supervision frameworks. The indepth exploration and exposition of this framework is refreshing and informative. With contributions from leaders in the field, the book is further enhanced by a clear positioning of the benefits of supervision process for organisational consultants. De Haan explicitly recognises the complexity of working with people in organisations, working with what is emerging, and positions learning as an ongoing enquiry.” Dr Alison Whybrow, i-coach academy Ltd “The distinct contribution of de Haan’s book to the coaching profession lies in the focus on the psychodynamic relationship in supervision.The detailed explanation and exploration of the phenomena of transference and parallel process through numerous case examples, provides a rich source of learning and growth for both Supervisor and Supervisee.Especially valuable for a Supervisee as it offers a sound and deep understanding of what can be gained from the supervision relationship and the resulting impact on the coaching/consulting relationship.” John Leary-Joyce, CEO Academy of Executive Coaching, EMCC UK President “De Haan offers a fresh pair of lenses to consider supervision as a tool for coach development. This excellent title, which combines theory with practical case studies, is recommended reading for those interested in supervision and reflective practice.” Dr Jonathan Passmore, Independent Consultant "Galileo once said, ‘You cannot teach people anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves.’ Erik de Haan is unparalleled in helping coaches to become more effective in this discovery process - in using themselves as an instrument. This book is invaluable for consultants and coaches who want to learn more from experience." Manfred Kets de Vries, Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD, France Supervision assures the quality of professional practice through careful monitoring; it heals wounds through wholesome listening and support and offers a unique and free space to develop that which we all want to progress: our personal relationships. This book will help professional supervisors, consultants and coaches with the ‘care for the self’ aspect of their role - the art of enhancing one’s own performance with the help of experience in practice. The book features: A compact overview of the whole profession of coaching and consulting supervision An integrated approach for coaches and consultants, highlighting differences More than 40 real-life case vignettes Short summaries after each chapter A full overview of types of contract and methodology, with specific flowcharts A detailed introduction to the ethics of supervision Supervision in Action is a book for all professional consultants who want to take good care of themselves and who want to help other consultants and coaches with the care for the self.
A truly innovative gem of a book, Supervision in the Psychological Professions empowers psychologists in all fields to become highly skilled and successful in their application of supervisory processes and methods. As the psychological professions move toward mandating supervision, this book expertly bridges the gap between philosophy and practice. It offers a practical, accessible and conceptual approach for those wanting to hone their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important area. Inviting the reader to reflect on their own practice through reflective questions, case studies and exercises, Lane, Watts and Corrie skilfully highlight how the supervisor and supervisee can negotiate an effective relationship within agreed frameworks. Covering the new supervision regulation at local, national and international levels, this practical guide is a must have read for practitioners across psychological niches from forensic to mental health and from coaching to educational and industrial psychology. “In this useful text the many contributing authors thread their respective views together toward the development of a personalised and fit for purpose approach … A valuable and significant contribution to the field.” Marc Simon Kahn, author of Coaching on the Axis, Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Business Coach and Global Head of HR & OD for Investec, London, UK “This is a rich book that provides much food for thought about both giving and receiving supervision and it offers a sense of coherence whilst respecting diversity.” Sheelagh Strawbridge, Chartered Psychologist, Self-employed, UK “This book should be of great value and encouragement for psychologists currently engaging in supervision practice … It should also provide badly needed orientation and stimulation for professional and academic training settings". Michael Bruch, University College London, UK
“Creating a Coaching Culture provides a rich source of knowledge, guidance and experience for anybody involved in the important business of helping drive coaching in organisations. It builds on the Hawkins and Smith seven-step model that we have used to guide our thinking and actions at Ernst & Young. After reading the book I take away a host of ideas and best practice that I will use in the business.” Ian Paterson, Ernst & Young LLP and MD, EMCC UK “Peter Hawkins draws on 30 years of international organizational change consultancy in Creating a Coaching Culture. He offers seven steps, numerous case studies, and his real world experience. Reading this book, it is easy to pinpoint how far along one's organization has moved towards developing a sustainable coaching culture and what the next steps are. Like Peter's other books, Creating a Coaching Culture sits on my desk, not my bookshelf, because of its usefulness, depth of thought, and Peter's expertise.” Catherine Carr, doctoral candidate in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching, Carr & Associates leadership coaching “The book clearly outlines why the creation of a coaching culture is critical to the success of any organisation. More importantly it describes the practical steps required to achieve this success and how you can measure progress and benefits along the journey.” Richard King, Serial NED and Coach, former Deputy Managing Partner for Ernst and Young “In recent years, the concepts of leadership culture and coaching culture have become increasingly intertwined, to the extent that achieving a coaching culture is a common aspiration for organizations of all sizes … Peter Hawkins brings the topic up to date, using multiple case studies and an analytical approach that clarifies the challenges and how to address them.” David Clutterbuck, Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes & Sheffield Hallam Universities, UK "In this book Peter Hawkins brings together his extensive experience as a business leader, coach, consultant and leadership developer to provide a comprehensive handbook on how to help people, teams and organisational stakeholders learn through the practice of coaching. It will be of benefit not only to those engaged in the people development professions, but also managers and leaders who are looking to enhance the value and potential contribution of their people." Hilary Lines PhD, Executive and Team Coach, UK "This is an eloquently written text that is recommended reading for coaches and mentors working in large organizations, for human resource managers and corporate management teams." EMCC's International Journal "Have just finished reading this it is excellent and like all Peter's books practical but well informed." David Lane How do we create a coaching culture? What will be the benefits for all parties? How can we link it to the performance of our business? How do we calculate the return on investment? How do we make it sustainable? Organizations are investing large sums of money in employing external and internal coaching and are increasingly under pressure to show a demonstrable return on this investment. In this much-needed book, Hawkins gives a well researched and practical answer to the whole question of how you create a ‘coaching culture’ and provides a step-by step guide to implementing this change. The book includes advice for both coaches and HR professionals on: Establishing the right integrated mix of coaching by line managers, internal specialized coaches and external coaches Combining individual and team coaching and connect both to the organizational change agenda Harvesting the organizational learning from the thousands of coaching conversations A coaching style becoming a way of relating internally and externally to all the organization’s stakeholders Case studies show how a wide range of international organizations have developed successful coaching strategies to increase the effectiveness of their businesses. This book will provide you with valuable insights whether you are a coach, an organization consultant, an HR professional or a Chief Executive.
"Executive Coaching is a thought-provoking and valuable book that should stimulate coaches to evaluate, and perhaps modify, their own approach." HR Zone, 25th January 2012 "This is a thought-provoking and sophisticated book … Coaches should find it easy to use and a welcome addition to their tool-kit. However, the psychodynamic approach should come with a warning. To use it effectively, as Sandler shows, coaches need a high level of self-awareness and the ability to apply that awareness in response to the client." Dr Barbara Moyes This beautifully-written book, by one of the UK’s most experienced and highly-regarded executive coaches, provides a clear and concise introduction to psychodynamic concepts and their practical application to executive coaching. The book illustrates the value of this perspective for coaches and allied professionals and shows how they can incorporate it into their work. To bring her coaching practice alive, Catherine Sandler shares numerous examples of her client work, including three full-length case-studies. She describes exactly what she does when coaching, and why, explaining step-by-step how psychodynamic concepts influence her practice. In particular, she demonstrates how the skilful use of psychodynamic insights can enable coaches to: Understand their clients in depth, including those thoughts and emotions that lie ‘below the surface’ Forge strong working relationships with their clients that rapidly engage them in the coaching process Promote significant, observable improvement in their clients’ behaviour and performance at work Help clients to remain effective and skilful even when under pressure Deliver real benefit to the clients’ organisations Executive Coaching is designed for executive coaches and allied professionals who would like to learn more about how psychodynamic psychology can be applied to executive coaching. While the author works mainly with senior role-holders, the ideas and techniques described are relevant to any individual who has responsibility for leading, managing or influencing others.
The fourth edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day. The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. The fully revised fourth edition also contains new material on: EXPANDED Chapter 4 'Ideas that keep knocking on the door'-updated with applications of attachment & narrative therapy, linking these ideas to issues of developing the therapeutic alliance with families EXPANDED Chapter 5 'Systemic Formulation'- updated with a view of formulation as a core skill in many therapeutic models, and an alternative to diagnosis EXPANDED Chapter 6 '21st Century Practice Development'- updated to include cutting edge innovations in the field, such as integrative practice EXPANDED Chapter 7 'Couple Therapy'- updated to include the more recent process and outcome research in the models, making link with current systemic practice and using more illustrative examples and highlighting how Relate has changed EXPANDED Chapter 8 'Research and Evaluation'- updated with a greater range or research methods and contemporary emphasis on evidence based practice Greater focus on key family therapy skills throughout the book in the updated 'Formats of Exploration' feature in each chapter Expanded lists of key texts and diagrams, suggested reading organized by topic, and new practical examples and exercises are also used in order to encourage the reader to explore and experiment with the ideas in their own practice. This book is key reading for students and practitioners of family therapy and systemic practice as well as those from the fields of counselling, psychology, social work and the helping professions who deal with family issues.
The third edition of this popular, practical and authoritative book has been revised and updated, with two new chapters. It is aimed at coaches, mentors and clients and features: • Nine key principles of effective coaching and mentoring, showing how to apply them • Discussion of differences between coaching and mentoring across different contexts and sectors • Ideas about how to be an effective coach or mentor and how to be an effective client • Self-development checklists and prompts, and a wealth of interactive case material · New chapter on useful approaches and models • The Skilled Helper model and how to apply it to coaching and mentoring • A range of tried and tested tools and techniques • Ethical issues, reflective practice and supervision • New chapter in which coaches and mentors share experiences from Business, Health, Education & the Public Sector "So many people think that mentoring is simple – you just pass on what you know from the pinnacle of your wisdom and experience. In fact when well done it is the art that conceals art. Similarly there is an art in making what is not simple sound accessible and do-able, which is exactly what this book does. It breaks the news very gently and very clearly that successful mentoring and coaching is nothing like as easy as it looks, either to be a good mentor or to be a good mentee. Throughout the book the message is clear: being a coach or mentor is very different from the expert helper role familiar to most managers - a lot more difficult and a lot more effective and here is how to do it." Jenny Rogers, Executive Coach and author of Coaching Skills: The Definitive Guide to Being a Coach, Fourth Edition (Open University Press, 2016), UK "The third edition of Coaching & Mentoring at Work has been revised and updated. There are two new chapters: 'Coaching & Mentoring Approaches and Models', and 'Glimpses of Coaches and Mentors at Work'. Readers of the previous editions have valued the focus on effective and ethical practice as well as the clear links between principles, approaches, skills, tools, techniques and interactive case examples. This latest edition continues to be an excellent resource for coaching and mentoring purchasers, providers and students." Gerard Egan, Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago, USA "It is great to see this new updated edition of Mary Connor and Julia Pokora’s book, which shows how much is developing and changing in this fast moving field." Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates, author of many books including Creating a Coaching Culture (Open University Press, 2012) and Leadership Team Coaching (2014), UK "This new edition from Connor and Pokora has some new and interesting additions. In the ten years since the first edition, much has happened in the coaching and mentoring world. The highlighting of ethical issues in Part 1 of the book recognises that the coaching and mentoring worlds have become much more aware of ethical concerns. The addition of insights into the variety of models for coaching and mentoring and the practical nature of Part 2 of the book is welcome and the shift of focus in Part 3 to Coach and Mentor Development reflects contemporary debate. Written in a practical and accessible style, this book is a must for those working with coaching and mentoring." Professor Bob Garvey, Managing Partner, The Lio Partnership, UK "When this book was first published in 2007 it immediately became an invaluable reference and source of guidance for the part of my work involved with the development mentoring of engineers and engineering project management professionals. The restructured content and additional material provided by the third edition make the book an even more valuable resource for coaches, mentors and their clients in all work sectors. I have always liked the practical exercises, examples and checklists that are to be found throughout the content and I find the glimpses into the experiences of current coaching and mentoring practitioners contained within the new Chapter 12 particularly interesting and useful." Tony Maplesden, Project Management Consultant, UK "Still my favourite coaching and mentoring book – this new edition is better than ever! For the coach/mentor there are plenty of additional resources including a helpful chapter giving insightful reflections on real examples of coaching practice and developing coaching schemes. What I really like about this book is how useful it is for people at different stages in their coaching and mentorship practice – and there’s plenty for coachees and mentees too which helps maximise the benefit of the coaching relationship." Sue Covill, Former HR Director, UK "Coaching and Mentoring at Work has been a part of my life after being introduced to this way of thinking and working by Mary, Julia and Nancy in 2007. This book remains to be a touchstone and over the past decade this text has been updated with clear, practical and honest content. It has kept me thinking in contemporary and informed way when it comes to my knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It supports the foundations of how I work with others to develop their understanding and skills in the pursuit of healthy learning relationships in their worlds. This third edition updates where necessary and will replace the well-worn second edition in my hand, work and life." Giles McCracken, Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University, UK "This book illustrates the importance of skills, personal qualities and ethical understanding in promoting healthy and meaning relationships, and this work may also relevant in other helping professions. However, this book also helps anyone who wants to improve their conversations with those around them (co-workers, family and friends)." Assoc. Prof. Dr Ruhani Mat Min, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Supervision is increasingly required for a coach's and a mentor's professional development, and engaging in reflective practice with peers can be a valuable way of meeting these needs. Peer supervision brings unique challenges though, including the possibility of collusion or stagnating at a shared developmental level. This book is written by practicing professional supervisors who engage in peer supervision themselves and train communities of coaches and mentors. It guides practitioners to develop and integrate their range of individual and group reflective practice activities alongside professional supervision. It draws upon essential theory and methodology, explores challenges and ethical dilemmas faced within peer supervision, and provides concrete guidance, useful techniques and helpful templates. This practical guide will be vital reading for individual coaching and mentoring practitioners and peer learning groups including within communities, universities and/or training programs. It will also support professional supervisors and organizations developing coaching cultures.
Why are reflection and supervision important for coaches? How might increased self awareness improve competence? What kind of activities might a coach consider to develop their own reflective practices? This practical book helps coaches to improve their practice through reflection and professional support in their work. It explains how these developments can be made alone, with colleagues or with a supervisor, utilising a range of tried and tested frameworks. Starting with a section on the function of reflection and supervision in the coaching arena, the book moves on to discuss ways that the processes of reflection and supervision might be analyzed. Finally, the book addresses some specific models that coaches might like to try to improve their practice. The book assumes that the reader has no prior knowledge of the theories used and contains concise summaries of them as well as giving references to further reading for those who are interested. It also contains activities which will help the reader to think carefully about how they are doing things in order to identify options for improvement. Reflective Practice and Supervision for Coaches is a resource that can be used over time, with activities that can be repeated intermittently as needs arise. It provides key reading for professional coaches and supervisors as well as those who facilitate reflection upon working practices in the coaching profession.
“It is commonly assumed that the ability to make decisions in therapy is acquired as a result of experience and for this reason the subject is more or less ignored in programmes of training. Lane and Corrie effectively challenge this position in a comprehensive account of the process by which information is acquired, interpreted and used. The book benefits from the comprehensive experience of the two authors both as clinicians and researchers and is illustrated by some excellent case material and interesting self-assessment exercises. There is something of value here for therapists of every modality at all stages of development.” Ray Woolfe, Psychologist and Psychotherapist in independent practice, Bristol, UK “In this well written, meticulously researched and timely book, Lane and Corrie propose that the art of decision making, like any art, requires discipline, training and continual practice. This book should be required reading on clinical and counselling psychology programmes and related fields. For those about to enter practice, this book provides you with much needed support for engaging with the realities of a complex and shifting political and professional landscape. For the more experienced practitioner, this book challenges you to become more explicit about, and to sharpen and widen, the assumptions, models and procedures that guide your everyday decision making. This is continuing professional development of the most relevant and needed kind. I will be recommending this text to my students, colleagues, peers, and, yes, managers, very strongly indeed!” Dr Michael Worrell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Programme Director, CNWL Foundation Trust “In this book Lane and Corrie have made an important contribution to the training of counsellors and therapists, and the practice of working in the helping professions – and they have managed to do this in a way that is engaging, accessible and practical. Whether you are just starting out in the helping professions, or are a seasoned therapist, this book will help you improve your practice. The case studies, illustrations and reflection questions bring to life the dynamics of decision making and provide the reader with useful pathways to more sophisticated and effective decision making in their work.” Dr Michael Cavanagh, Coaching Psychology Unit, Sydney University, Australia and Visiting Professor, Institute of Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, UK “Lane and Corrie draw upon their rich experience and understanding not just as clinicians and researchers but also as adult educators to provide a book which deepens our understanding of decision making. The insights and approach put forward go beyond the professional context which illustrates them to contribute to a broader understanding of what it is or what it might be to be a professional and to take professional decisions in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. When considering how good decision makers develop the key insight is to focus our attention upon the learning process rather than knowledge content. This change of viewpoint is profound.” Professor Jonathan Garnett, Director Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, UK "The book is organised well and an appealing aspect of this book is Lane and Corrie’s ability to combine their clinical expertise with their research and training experience to engage the reader on their own self reflective journey through the use of practical exercises. I would whole heartedly recommend this book to all clinicians whether to use as guidance when initially thinking about their decision making skills, or as part of continuing professional development." Rita Woo,Clinical Psychologist, CNWL Foundation NHS Trust & Royal Holloway University of London, UK Working with a client in order to bring about therapeutic change involves a constant stream of decisions. But how exactly do you decide? What influences your choices and how can you be sure that you are making the right ones? This book examines some of the factors that are involved in making good decisions, the range of thinking skills we need in order to make effective choices and some of the factors that can prevent us from making sound decisions in our work with clients. Drawing on both the existing literature and a range of practical exercises, Making Successful Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy provides invaluable guidance on how to tackle the task of decision-making in 'real world' counselling and psychotherapeutic settings in order to develop a systematic, effective and creative approach. The book includes: A model to generate approaches to decision-making Case studies across a wide range of situations in counselling and psychotherapy Reflection points throughout the text to assist you in critiquing, refining and restructuring the tools you use to assist your clients to make successful decisions