Trauma-Informed Supervision: Core Components and Unique Dynamics in Varied Practice Contexts, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Trauma-Informed Supervision

Core Components and Unique Dynamics in Varied Practice Contexts, 1st Edition

Edited by Carolyn Knight, L. DiAnne Borders


254 pages

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Almost every behavioral health provider, regardless of work setting, will serve clients with trauma histories. Listening to these clients’ stories is challenging for providers, who often find their own mental health is negatively impacted. To maintain their ability to help, providers turn to their clinical supervisors for support in managing their own indirect trauma so that they can provide effective care to their clients.

Nevertheless, many clinical supervisors only have limited knowledge and training in trauma and may not recognize the needs of those whom they supervise. This book collects together important recommendations from trauma-informed supervision practitioners and researchers who share their professional reflections and personal stories based on their hands-on experiences across mental health and medical contexts.

This book was originally published as a special issue of The Clinical Supervisor.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Trauma-informed supervision: Core components and unique dynamics in varied practice contexts

Carolyn Knight and L. DiAnne Borders

1. Trauma-informed supervision: Historical antecedents, current practice, and future directions

Carolyn Knight

2. Trauma-informed supervision and consultation: Personal reflections

Christine A. Courtois

3. Child welfare supervision: Special issues related to trauma-informed care in a unique environment

Crystal Collins-Camargo and Becky Antle

4. Trauma-informed supervision: Counselors in a Level I hospital trauma center

Laura J. Veach and Elizabeth Hodges Shilling

5. Trauma-informed supervision in deployed military settings

W. Brad Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Kristin L. Landsinger

6. The intersection of identities in supervision for trauma-informed practice: Challenges and strategies

Roni Berger, Laura Quiros, and Jamie R. Benavidez-Hatzis, LCSW

7. A personal narrative on responding to the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando: A volunteer supervisor’s perspective

John T. Super

8. Trauma-informed intercultural group supervision

Anthony Haans and Nora Balke

9. When religion hurts: Supervising cases of religious abuse

Craig S. Cashwell and Paula J. Swindle

10. Attending to racial trauma in clinical supervision: Enhancing client and supervisee outcomes

Alex L. Pieterse

11. Trauma-informed supervision in the disaster context

Carole Adamson

About the Editors

Carolyn Knight is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. She is a social worker with 30 years of experience, mostly pro bono, working individually and in groups with adult survivors of childhood trauma, particularly sexual abuse. She is the author of Introduction to Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma: Strategies and Skills (2008) and Group Therapy for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (1996); co-editor of Group Work with Populations at Risk (with Geoffrey Grief, 4th ed., 2016); and co-author of a textbook on social work practice. Her recent presentations have focused on how to adopt a trauma-informed lens in clinical supervision.

L. DiAnne Borders is the Burlington Industries Excellence Professor in the Counseling program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. She teaches clinical supervision and supervises doctoral students’ clinical supervision internships. Her current research focuses on supervision education and pedagogy as well as trauma-informed supervision. She is the author of several books and numerous empirical and conceptual articles on clinical supervision, and serves as Editor of The Clinical Supervisor.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health