Best practice in professional supervision : a guide for the helping professions /
Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2010.
256 p. : ill.
9781843109952 (alk. paper)
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London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2010.
9781843109952 (alk. paper)
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Supervision in health and social care : history and trends -- Approaches to professional supervision -- The supervision relationship -- The organisational context of supervision -- A reflective learning model for supervision -- Developing expertise : becoming a critically reflective supervisor -- Skills for supervision -- Communication and emotion in supervision -- Promoting professional resilience -- Reflective learning in clinical placements -- Supervision in child protection.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Allyson Davys is Head of the School of Social Development at the Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She has been involved in the development of supervision practice for the last 15 years, and has delivered supervision training to practitioners from a range of professions. Liz Beddoe is Head of the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has a long-standing commitment to the education and professional development of social workers and has published many articles on social work education, supervision and professional issues.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an accessible guide to being an excellent supervisor. It includes practical examples and offers a model of supervision which has been tried and tested in the field.
Main Description
Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved.
Main Description
Professional Supervision in Health and Social Care is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, skills, functions and dispositions inherent in professional supervision. 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. This book covers a range of professions including social care, nursing, counselling and allied health professions, and will be an essential guide for all those in these and related professions undertaking supervision or supervision training.
Table of Contents
The Context of Professional Supervisionp. 9
Approaches to Professional Supervisionp. 24
The Supervision Relationshipp. 50
The Organisational Context of Supervisionp. 69
A Reflective Learning Model for Supervisionp. 88
Developing Expertise: Becoming a Critically Reflective Supervisorp. 106
Skills for Supervisionp. 130
Communication and Emotion in Supervisionp. 158
Promoting Professional Resiliencep. 177
Supervising Students in Clinical Placementsp. 196
Supervision in Child Protectionp. 218
Afterwordp. 238
Referencesp. 241
Subject Indexp. 252
Author Indexp. 254
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