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.
I have recommended this text to students who are completing four year B Sc nursing and about to undertake 36 week internship programme prior to registration. The advantage of this text is its adoption of a strengths based approach which is the foundation of my teaching approach for practice intervention in mental health setting. The intention of recommending this text is to provide students with supplemental reading and future direction relating to professional supervision.
Probable use Fall 2013
Useful for group and individual supervision practice. Informative and easy to navigate through the chapters.
Useful overview of progressive ways to provide supervision that mirror therapy and allows supervisors to model positive relationship buliding styles during supervision, thereby encouraging supervisees to adopt similar positive styles during therapy.
a really encouraging and positive approach to what some new professionals find challenging
good book but quite in a specialised field
Useful book to supplement existing text
Supervisory models - helpful to recap from the strengths perspective.
Interpersonal relationship skills including conflict resolution is covered well.
Vignettes helpful but clearly US centric. Also UK people need to be aware of US legislation being cited.