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Managing pitfalls

Definition: The Oxford Thesaurus defines pitfall as a noun; a hazard, danger, risk, peril, difficulty, catch, snag, stumbling block, and drawback.

What we mean by pitfalls

As outlined throughout the book, there are many benefits of working with a peer for supervision; however, there are also a number of risks that may need to be considered and managed. A common occurrence is that peer supervision relationships can grow out of similar interests, training or background. However, this can create blind spots so it is good to aim for diversity where possible as this expands options and learning. Interestingly, whether you choose to work with one other peer in one to one supervision or work as part of a larger group, the ...

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