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Handbook of Positive Supervision for Supervisors, Facilitators, and Peer Groups


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Introduction Part I: Theory 1: Supervision 2: Positive supervision Part II: Applications 3: Pillar 1: Goal formulation 4: Pillar 2: Finding competence 5: Pillar 3: Working on progress 6: Pillar 4: Reflection 7: Follow-up sessions 8: Working relationship 9: Practical points of attention 10: Twenty-two frequently asked questions 11: Supervisees speak out 12: Epilogue References Websites Appendices

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In this book Fredrike Bannink examines supervision from a positive psychology perspective. One of the strengths of the approach presented here is that it follows a readily understandable and coherent concept. The book has a suitable grounding in science ... For a university teacher such as myself, whose main role is providing supervision, the book - in addition to a clear orientation as a result of its focused and systematic approach to supervision - provides numerous pieces of practical advice for my day-to-day work.; Thomas von Lengerke, PhD, Deputy Head, Medical Psychology Unit, Hannover Medical School, Germany, Nov. 2015, in German, for .

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Fredrike Bannink is a clinical psychologist, supervisor and coach. She is an international author of 22 books, keynote speaker and trainer. Fredrike Bannink is also a Master of Dispute Resolution and an International Full Certified ADR Mediator.


What supervisees say: "In traditional supervision I learned from the 'sharp minds' of my supervisors; in positive supervision I learned to use my own 'sharp mind.' This helps me to become more independent and more effective in creating and supporting change." "My supervisor taught me the power of an optimistic, realistic, and hopeful approach. Positive supervision invited me to reflect on what I want to achieve and how I can rely on my own competencies and strengths. I was encouraged to explore what I had already achieved in working with my clients, what works, what I want to continue doing, and what I would like to do differently." "Suddenly I realized I had more competencies than I previously thought I had. By experiencing what positive supervision does to you, I became instantly excited to also use this approach in the treatments with my clients." "This supervision gives me a sense of empowerment. I do hope that other supervisees will experience the same as I did through this book.";; I picked up Fredrike Bannink's book, Handbook of Positive Supervision wondering who it was for. Was it just for supervisors of therapists supervising other therapists? Or could it be a training manual for teachers mentoring other teachers, lawyers overseeing other lawyers, engineers managing other engineers, and parents raising children? That is, could it be used by anyone to help someone else get better at a craft, a profession, a skill? I leave that question open, but I think you'll see that I favor the wider view of its usefulness.;"This short book packs a great deal of information into twelve chapters and 8 appendices. The running narrative is supported by 28 brief case stories of application, numbered and marked so that they are easy to find quickly.;"I first encountered Fredrike Bannink at a conference where she was leading a workshop on positive supervision. She had seen and handled all the problems that people raised. I thought, "I would love to learn from this woman." Now I have the chance with this wonderful resource.";Kathryn Britton, MAPP '06, former software engineer, coach working with professionals (Theano Coaching LLC), and teacher of positive workplace concepts at the University of Maryland, in Positive Psychology News Daily, 2015

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