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Social Work Supervision
Contexts and Concepts

  • Ming-sum Tsui - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


August 2004 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Social work supervision has been identified as one of the most important factors in determining the job satisfaction levels of social workers and the quality of service to clients. As an indirect but vital factor in the social work process, it is surprising that supervision has not received as much attention as other components of social work practice, such as social work research or administration. A book on social work supervision is desperately needed to bridge the gap between the demands of the field and the absence of literature.

Social Work Supervision aims to provide readers with basic knowledge of theories, research, and practice of supervision. The book will address the needs of social work supervisors, frontline practitioners, students and educators.

 
PREFACE
 
CHAPTER 1: THE HISTORY, NATURE, AND DEFINITION OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
DEFINITIONS OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
PERSONAL SUPERVISION, PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPERVISION  
OBJECTIVES OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 2: THEORETICAL MODELS OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
MODELS OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
THE STATE OF THE ART OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 3: CONSTRUCTING A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES  
THE SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP  
CULTURE AS THE CONTEXT FOR SUPERVISION  
IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 4: THE CONTEXTS FOR SUPERVISION
THE PHYSICAL CONTEXT  
INTERPERSONAL CONTEXT  
THE CULTURAL CONTEXT  
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTEXT  
A HOLISTIC CONTEXT FOR SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 5: ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
JOB PERFORMANCE  
STAFF PERFORMANCE  
QUALITY OF PERFORMANCE  
QUALITY OF SERVICE  
ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE  
THE SUPERVISOR AS MANAGER  
THE TRANSITION FROM FRONTLINE WORKER TO SUPERVISOR  
 
CHAPTER 6: EDUCATIONAL AND SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISION  
GIVING FEEDBACK  
SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISION  
STRESS AND BURNOUT OF SUPERVISORS AND SUPERVISEES  
GENDER: WORKING WITH MALE AND FEMALE SUPERVISORS  
DIVERSITY ISSUES IN CROSS-CULTURAL SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 7: POWER ISSUES BETWEEN SUPERVISORS AND SUPERVISEES
THE NATURE OF POWER AND AUTHORITY  
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN POWER AND AUTHORITY  
THE SOURCES OF POWER AND AUTHORITY  
THE ART OF USING POWER AND AUTHORITY  
SUPERVISOR'S AND SUPERVISEE'S POWER GAMES  
 
CHAPTER 8: STAGES AND SKILLS OF SUPERVISION
THE STAGES OF SUPERVISION PROCESS  
THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF SUPERVISOR  
THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF SUPERVISEE  
THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF SUPERVISORY PROCESS  
THE RELAITONSHIP BETWEEN SUPERVISOR AND NSUPERVISEE: a TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS  
GROUP SUPERVISION  
 
CHAPTER 9: PLANNING AND PREPARATION OF SUPERVISION SESSIONS
THE PHYSICAL SETTING  
CONTRACT  
AGENDAS AND RECORDS  
DURATION AND DISCUSSION  
THE CONTENT OF DISCUSSIO/N  
CONSIDERAITONS AND CONSTRAINTS  
 
CHAPTER 10: THE STATE OF THE ART OF RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
A REVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDIES  
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING EMPERICAL RESEARCH LITERATURE  
CRITQUE OF EXISTING RESEARCH LITERATURE ON SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION  
RELEVANCE TO THEORY BUILDING
 
RESEARCH AGENDA FOR THE FUTURE  
FROM THE REALITY TO THE IDEAL  
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION: A PERSONAL REFLECTION  
 
APPENDIX I: A LIST OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON SUPERVISION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
 
REFERENCES
 
NAME INDEX
 
SUBJECT INDEX
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

This had some interesting points and used as additional text for supervision

Ms Ikedola Animashaun
Social Work Department, Brunel University
March 11, 2015

Some social work students are unaware of 'supervision' related themes and issues. Practice educators and social work students will find this book a much needed resource particularly in light of social work reform changes to practice and social work education.

Mrs Beverley Murray
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
September 24, 2012

An excellent and helpful source of useful ideas

Thomas Considine
Criminal and Community Justice, Huddersfield University
August 17, 2012

This is a helpful introductory text to supervision which engages well with students on a practical 'how to do level' as well as introducing them to some critical perspectives.

Mr Simon Rogerson
Social Work , Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2011

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