Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice
- Jeffrey K. Edwards - Northeastern Illinois University, USA, Walden University, USA
The next generation of supervision
The Next Generation of Supervision Practices in Clinical Settings
Author Jeffrey K. Edwards reframes the model of supervision, management, and leadership in clinical practice using an approach that focuses on collaboration and strength-building, with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with clients. Deconstructing the usual top-down hierarchy, this text leads the reader through the full range of supervision practices, from the clinical aspects to the administration of all organizations where clinicians are trained, supervised, and encouraged to excel and grow. Edwards starts with a review of the traditional clinical supervision model (two full chapters) and moves on to his strengths-based model, which covers agency and organizational work—all examined using a contemporary, social construction approach.
"Dr. Edwards has provided a positive strengths-based overview of clinic-based supervision. Supervisors will come away with a new, more positive approach on how to conduct their relationships with those they supervise. The book is especially strong on the MFT forms of supervision though other approaches are also referenced. The illustrations from his interactions with supervisees are especially helpful in fleshing out the ideas he is highlighting. Supervisors in clinical settings will find much to consider in this volume."
"Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice is a clear shift toward the relational and mutual supervisory practice that challenges and encourages the clinician to move beyond the established hierarchical models of supervision. Intentional and conversational in its presentation, the author affords the reader a refreshing, empowering, and integrated command of clinically oriented practices."
"Jeffrey Edwards provides a refreshing conversational style in which to communicate the distinctions and, dare I say, strengths of a strengths-based clinical supervisory stance. While acknowledging the contributions of other supervisory theories, Edwards offers a lively re-viewing of key tenets of the counseling profession's philosophical roots that mesh with his strengths-based model of clinical supervision. Counselor education has always struggled reaching the masters level supervisor and Edwards' book may be the first for use in the counseling profession to do so in such a clinically relevant way that fully embraces the systematicity of field-based clinical supervision."
Very useful for teaching second and third years on the BSc nursing programme. I hope to use this on post reg programmes for health care professionals.
A great book to help practitioners focus on quality supervision.
I am still considering it and need to compare it to other texts as well.
supports the progression of students into qualified nursing career. is a useful guide on top of health board provision of what effective supervision is in clinical practice
Very important text which provides in depth understanding of strength based perspectives
Course not specifically about "clinical" supervision.
This is a well written and well thought out text that will appeal to learners.
Practitioners and supervisors with a wide range of experience will be able to make good use of this text.