Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved.
The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. The book offers practical examples and a model of supervision which draws together ideas from adult learning theory and reflective practice. Viewing supervision as a place for learning, this guide considers how supervision can assist practitioners to develop professional resilience and manage the stresses of complex work environments. It also includes specific chapters on supervision of clinical student placements and in child protection settings.
This book covers a range of professions including social care, nursing, counselling, social work and allied health professions, and is an essential guide for all those in these and related professions undertaking supervision or supervision training.
Effective supervision helps to nurture confident social workers who are able to look after service users in the best possible way. Social work supervisors and managers need mastery of the relevant knowledge and skills in order to ensure successful social work practice. This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisor–supervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves. The book follows a model which recognises the far... More info
This book is a practical and illuminating guide to the tasks, roles and responsibilities of group supervisors and supervisees. The first part of the book identifies four overlapping but distinct types of group-authoritative, participative, co-operative and peer. Part two focuses on the skills of managing each group type and offers guidelines for making clear agreements and alliances, developing flexible leadership, making sense of group and individual development needs, tackling hot issues which arise in group supervision, and encouraging and working with the diversity encompassed by each group. The book contains... More info
This book empowers supervisees to take responsibility for their supervision and learning, and aims to persuade supervisors, and organisations that pay for staff supervision, to allow supervisees to do so. Developments in the world of supervision, education and neuroscience have added substantially to the literature and practice of supervision since the publication of the first edition of this book. This fully revised second edition integrates these developments and includes two new sections: the addition of 'learning from experience' to make seven supervisee skills; and, a larger, more elaborate section on reflection... More info