Bringing Micro to the Macro
Adapting Clinical Interventions for Supervision and Management
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 28, 2020
The field of human services is filled with clinicians turned managers. Many of these managers have not studied business and lack leadership and management experience. Bringing Micro to the Macro: Adapting Clinical Interventions for Supervision and Management shows social workers and other human service professionals how to adapt their clinical and direct practice skills to be effective supervisors and managers.
The book demonstrates the parallels between the micro process of client work and the macro process of staff supervision and management. It also shows managers how to properly adapt and employ their micro practice skills to engage, motivate, and guide their staff to achieve maximum impact and productivity. The first four parts are based around the four phases of service delivery in social work: Engagement, Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation. The book concludes with a part on Self-Care, as this is important if you want to have longevity in this field.
Bringing Micro to the Macro is a user-friendly book that can be a tool that new supervisors or managers in social work and human services can reach for when they wonder how to work with staff instead of clients.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Engagement 1. Establishing a Working Alliance 2. Setting Expectations 3. Orienting and Onboarding Part 2: Assessment 4. Observation 5. Interviewing 6. Assessment Tools Part 3: Intervention 7. Crisis Management 8. Resistance to Change 9. Performance Issues Part 4: Evaluation and Termination 10. Staff Development 11. Periodic Review and Performance Monitoring 12. Termination Part 5: Self-Care 13. Boundaries 14. Vicarious and Secondary Trauma 15. Work-Life Balance
Ruth Supranovich is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She has extensive experience as a case manager, clinician, supervisor, manager, and leader in government and non-profit social service agencies.
Richard Newmyer is a Senior Lecturer with the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. He spent two decades developing programs for children, youth and families. His experience includes administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, communications, and fundraising.