Strength-Based Clinical Supervision: A Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training

Overview

As evidenced by the recent proliferation of books about positive psychology, there is a growing realization about the importance of focusing on an individual's strengths. Yet there has been little written about positive psychology that applies this approach to training and supervision. To fill this void, Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision combines the principles of positive psychology with research on effective supervision and training from various disciplines along with the characteristics of effective ...

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Overview

As evidenced by the recent proliferation of books about positive psychology, there is a growing realization about the importance of focusing on an individual's strengths. Yet there has been little written about positive psychology that applies this approach to training and supervision. To fill this void, Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision combines the principles of positive psychology with research on effective supervision and training from various disciplines along with the characteristics of effective clinical supervisors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826107367
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/26/2014
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

John C. Wade, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. He is actively engaged in clinical supervision and training in outreach and consultation as the center's Outreach Coordinator. Dr. Wade is also an adjunct faculty member at Avila University in Kansas City, where he introduced and developed an introductory positive psychology course which quickly grew to a three-course curriculum on positive psychology based on student interest. Dr. Wade has also developed a four-workshop series on Positive Psychology sponsored through Human Resources at the University of Kansas, focusing on practical applications of positive psychology to the workplace and training. He has published articles and book chapters on several topics, including positive psychology, supervision and training, career counseling, group therapy, multiculturalism, perfectionism, and sexual assault. Dr. Wade currently serves as the Teaching Representative for the Positive Psychology Section of the American Psychological Association. He earned his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Janice E. Jones, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI. She is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor and a certified clinical supervisor for alcohol and drug counselors. Dr. Jones' publications include articles and book chapters in the areas of training and supervision, positive psychology, multicultural awareness and training, successful life transitions for people with disabilities, and career and life transitions. She is actively engaged in applying positive psychology to practical problems, and is researching the impact of using positive coping strategies on the academic, career, and life outcomes of diverse, low-income youth. She has served as the Communications Officer for the Positive Psychology Section of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association and currently serves as the Treasurer of that section. Dr. Jones also serves on the executive board of Kids Matter, Inc. a non-profit group that is working to change foster care in the state of Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Supervision and Positive Psychology

Chapter 1: Perspectives on Supervision

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Positive Psychology

Part II: Strengths Based Training and Supervision

Chapter 3: Setting the Stage: Creating a Strong Working Alliance

Chapter 4: Uncovering Potential: Identifying Supervisee Strengths

Chapter 5: Addressing Problems

Chapter 6: Encouraging and Creating Hope

Chapter 7: Changing and Growing

Chapter 8: Framing Solutions

Chapter 9: Empowering: Building Strength and Resilience

Chapter 10: Evaluating Progress and Creating Life Long Learning

Part III: Special Considerations

Chapter 11: Legal and Ethical Issues

Chapter 12: Diversity: Searching for Higher Ground, Not Just Common Ground

Chapter 13: Navigating Difficult Situations

Chapter 14: Strengths Based Training and Supervision: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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