Supervision in Social Work

Supervision in Social Work

Supervision in Social Work

Supervision in Social Work

Synopsis

Taking into account the changes in public policy and reductions in financial resources that have occurred over the last ten years, the fourth edition of Supervision in Social Work defines the place of supervision in the social agency, its functions, its process, and its problems. Explored in detail are topics of risk management, of countering worker burnout through supportive supervision, and the problems and stresses associated with becoming and being a supervisor.

Excerpt

In teaching courses in social work supervision in a graduate school and leading supervision workshops and institutes, I became keenly aware of the need for an up-dated basic text on the subject. This book was written in an effort to meet this need. It provides an overview of the state of the art of social work supervision. It is addressed to supervisors and those preparing to do supervision, whatever their formal educational background. It is also useful to social work supervisees, students and workers, in enabling them to make more productive use of supervision.

The book is designed to help the reader understand the place of supervision in the social agency, the functions it performs, the process of supervision, and the problems with which it is currently concerned. While no book can directly further the development of skills, it provides the knowledge base which is a necessary prerequisite to learning how to do supervision. The book frees the course instructor from the burden of presenting the general background content of supervision so that more time can be devoted to consideration of clinical material and controversial points of view.

An effort has been made to remain eclectic and neutral in presenting a comprehensive, systematic review of social work supervision. While this is generally the orientation of the text, it is pro-supervision. The stance is frankly somewhat conservative, based on my conviction that social work supervision makes a significant contribution to ensuring effective and efficient ser-

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