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Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition

ISBN 9780789010780
Published September 27, 2001 by Routledge
664 Pages

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Book Description

Take social work supervision into the new millennium!

This newly revised edition of the classic text is a thorough, comprehensive guidebook to every aspect of supervision, including learning styles, teaching techniques, emotional support for supervisors, and supervision in different settings. Its detailed discussions of ethics and legal issues in practice are invaluable. Designed for use by busy supervisors, Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, offers a new partnership model of supervision.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, addresses the dramatic changes in the field brought by new technologies and managed care. Numerous case illustrations and exercises supplement the text to facilitate classroom discussion or continuing education seminars. Assessment scales have been modified to conform to more recent data, and the questionnaires have been extensively revised.

In addition, you will find significant new material on crucial topics, including:

  • using DSM-IV categories for diagnosis and assessment
  • how managed care has changed treatment planning, practice protocols, documentation, and other aspects of social work
  • issues of cultural diversity, including respect for persons with disabilities and handling gender issues
  • dealing with specific problems and populations, including domestic violence, substance and alcohol abuse, and child and adolescent treatment
  • a model for managing organizational change
  • social worker stress and burnout
  • new directions for social work as a profession
Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, will help you change your practice with the times by incorporating the capabilities of the Internet and other advanced technologies. It will also teach you to work around the restrictions created by managed care insurance plans. This bestselling textbook is ideal for classroom use as well as being an essential resource for any supervisor.

Table of Contents


  • List of Visuals
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Introduction to the Book
  • Background Research Studies
  • Style of Reading
  • Activity and Practice Differentiation
  • Clinical Practice and Clinical Supervision Defined
  • Function of Supervision
  • Supervision Perspectives
  • Case Illustration: The Case of Mary Newly
  • What Good Supervisors Do
  • Supervisory Thought Process
  • Case Illustration: The Case of Sally Smith
  • Cost of Supervision
  • Style
  • Need for Supervision
  • Supervisor Preparation
  • Characteristics of Supervisees
  • Beginning Professionals
  • Organizations
  • Needs of Supervisees
  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Beginning Guidelines
  • Characteristics of Supervisors
  • On Becoming a Clinical Supervisor
  • Authority
  • Avoiding Supervision As Treatment
  • Support for Supervisors
  • Unanticipated Consequences
  • Supervisee Bill of Rights
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 2. History of Supervision
  • Practice Knowledge
  • Early History
  • The Freudian Influence
  • Mary Richmond
  • The 1920s
  • The 1930s
  • The 1940s
  • The 1950s
  • The 1960s
  • The 1970s
  • The 1980s
  • The 1990s
  • The Future
  • Supervision Issues
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 3. Values and Ethics
  • Introduction
  • Values
  • Values and Knowledge
  • Ethics
  • Ethics Knowledge
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Arlene
  • Extent of Ethics Violations
  • Advancing Ethics Knowledge
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Donna
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 4. Supervisor Styles
  • Introduction
  • Observing Styles
  • Style As a Resource
  • Style As a Concept
  • Applying Style
  • Supervisor Styles
  • Style and Theoretical Orientation
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 5. Practitioners' Reactions to Supervisor Styles
  • Introduction
  • Supervisee Expectations
  • Interactional Reactions
  • Three Fundamental Questions
  • Integrating Supervisor Styles and Supervisee Reactions
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Doris
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 6. Technique in Supervision
  • Introduction
  • Educational Assessment
  • Case Material
  • Case Presentations
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Paul
  • Level of Knowing and Technique
  • Continuity
  • Unifying Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Measurement as Supervisory Technique
  • Treatment Patterns
  • Mechanics of Therapy Technique
  • Overcoming Difficulty
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Heartha Viands
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Questioning Technique
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Martha Shepherd
  • Contracting As a Technique
  • Reading As a Technique
  • Latent Supervision
  • Supervisor Resistance
  • Guidelines
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Helen
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Calgerge
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 7. The Role of Authority and Structure
  • Introduction
  • Organizations and Authority
  • Authority and Supervision
  • Interaction and Authority
  • Authority and Structure
  • Style and Authority
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Ellen Maze
  • Age and Authority
  • Autonomy
  • Group Supervision
  • Conclusion
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Marcie
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 8. Use of Theory
  • Introduction
  • Theory in Supervision
  • Confusion About Theory
  • Teaching Theory
  • Theory and Practice Connection
  • Elements of Theory
  • Functions of Theory
  • Components of Theory
  • Theoretical Speculation
  • Timing
  • Theory and Technique
  • Theory Abandonment
  • Creativity and Theory
  • Theory Application
  • Theory and Supervision Interaction
  • Guidelines for Applying Theory to Clinical Material
  • Conclusion
  • Case Exercise: The Case of Jerry
  • Suggested Readings
  • Chapter 9. Evaluation of Practice
  • Introduction
  • Evaluation of Learning
  • Simplicity
  • Pr

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