Welcome to the ISN Blog

Welcome to all supervisors, psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, mentors, managers and all those that are passionate about and hold a responsibility for their own and other peoples’ well-being at work, the well-being of the organisation in which they work and the society in which that work operates. This blog is here to share ideas and inspiration, articles and news. Please feel free to contribute and share.

Exploring the Dynamics of Complaints 

Robin Shohet (Article published in Self and Society Vol 45 No. 1 April 2017) People have reported not feeling supported by their professional bodies around complaints.  As one of the aims of ISN is to create a supportive and challenging community, I wanted to post this article which might throw light on some of the issues that arise. It would be good to hear from people. Many professionals have a fear of a complaint being made against them. In this article my aim has been to throw some light on some of… Read More

Next Meeting Event

Thank you for coming to the meeting on July 5th. We are writing to let you know that the next one will be  Saturday November 30th, same venue and same cost ie £40 which will go to funding of website which is still work in progress. The booking will again be through Alison at www.cstdlondon.co.uk We thought that the proposed change of name to the ‘Interdependent Supervisors Network’ was an excellent idea, but it may be harder to put into practice than we realised. Steve Mepsted the designer of the site will let us know…. Read More

My Favourite Books on Therapy

This is a personal list (obviously). I originally intended to start with my top ten, but the list just grew. I would be interested in others’ favourites. Robin Shohet  Early influences. Mostly 60’s and early 70’s.  I still think they might have something to offer If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him. Sheldon Kopp. In the mid-seventies, when I was new to therapy, I remember the sense of excitement in reading this classic. I think it stands the test of time. Uncommon Therapy. Jay Haley. Ditto. Describes the work… Read More

Enquiry Form

As supervision is a place to reflect on ourselves and our work and work is a place to learn, as well as meeting other needs such as earning money, expressing our creativity, doing service, co-operating and collaborating with our fellow human beings, we wanted to have a blog page where supervisors could learn and exchange ideas.  Reflective practice supervision is based on the premise of enquiry, reflecting on process, good conversation and relationship. The Indian philosopher Krishnamurti remarked that “the highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating.” And Rumi the thirteenth century… Read More