It may seem odd to have left the topic of assessment until near the end of this book. This is partly because those at the beginning of their career as counsellors, for whom this book is predominantly aimed, are likely to be working in agencies where the assessment thinking is going to be done by a more experienced practitioner. It is also because assessment requires much of the understanding that is outlined in the earlier chapters. So although assessment has to take place at the beginning of the encounter with the child, this chapter would not be well placed at the beginning of the book. Relating to this, it is during the assessment process that skilled supervision has the utmost importance. Supervision is key to setting up the best possible start to the work, both in order to tune in more accurately as to what is going on in the child, and to assess the appropriateness of the provision.
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