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Title: The role of restorative supervision on the counsellor's personal and professional wellbeing
Authors: Zammit, Tiziana
Keywords: Counsellors -- Supervision of -- Malta
Self-help techniques -- Malta
Work-life balance -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Zammit, T. (2018). The role of restorative supervision on the counsellor's personal and professional wellbeing (Master’s dissertation).
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of restorative supervision for counsellors working within various settings in Malta. Through the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession, seven established counsellors working locally, took part in individual semi-structured interviews, to share their experiences, thoughts and meanings on their supervision experiences. Particular focus is given to the restorative role in supervision and, this study aimed to delve into how supervision helps counsellors achieve balance in their personal and professional life. This research was also interested to enquire about other self-care strategies adopted by counsellors, apart from supervision. The study presents the impact of the working context on counsellors, both on their personal and professional lives, and the need for regular supervision, to support counsellors both personally and professionally. The results were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis as a methodological approach. This led to the emergence of six themes: The working context of the counsellors; the impact of the work environment and casework on the counsellors; the experience of supervision; the restorative function of supervision; the counsellors’ self-care and; good practice in counselling and supervision. To conclude, a number of recommendations for further research and implementation are also presented.
Description: M.COUNSELLING
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacSoW - 2018
Dissertations - FacSoWCou - 2018

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