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I am delighted to say that “Full Spectrum Supervision” is published tomorrow – see for more details. As you might imagine, keeping the work of 7 authors together throughout production, has been quite a task but we are very pleased with the results. And if any of you budding authors out there are looking for a publisher, do have a look at Panoma Press – it’s always nice to salute excellence – and they have been excellent from start to finish!
As Lise Lewis (EMCC president) says in the forward to ‘Full Spectrum Supervision’:   “CSA is.. producing this evidence and practice-based publication, taking supervision to another level appropriate for coaching now and in the future. The text offers a richness of content from a diverse range of specialists who are experts in their field. For a supervisor wishing to deepen and broaden their practice or for coaches / mentors wanting to access a text before, during and following training this is a superior resource based on the Full Spectrum Model.”
I’d also say that as the process called supervision becomes better utilised  beyond the confines of coaching, it is clear that leaders, business people, educators, HR teams and many others value the clear, clean space of supervision as a way to reflect, untangle and be resourced.
One of the key components of supervision is the exploration of relationship  – and especially the use of self in relationship – in many kinds of  business and professional conversations. CSA’s Full Spectrum Model acknowledges the importance of conscious, skilled dialogue.  Several chapters in the book illustrate this superbly and I will be writing about the chapters is the next few weeks.
For now, here are a few lines for you to think about from Sam Magills’ chapter   “Working from the Heart”.  Sam is Programme Leader for our supervision diploma in Seattle which begins this very weekend!


When we work from the heart, we are absolutely interdependent – the work does not exist in the supervisor or the supervisee – it exists in both……. fundamentally, working with the heart requires acceptance of being a human among other humans….transformational learning requires us to be changed and to be changed we must allow ourselves to be seen and experienced. If we withdraw at the critical moment of transparency so vital to great learning, we cheat ourselves and our clients.

Edna Murdoch  September  2013