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First steps in Clinical Supervision: a guide for healthcare professionals / Edition 1

First steps in Clinical Supervision: a guide for healthcare professionals / Edition 1

by Paul Cassedy


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ISBN-13: 9780335236510
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Cassedy is a health lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He is a registered mental nurse and accredited counselor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

List of figures xi

1 Introducing Clinical Supervision 1

Introduction 2

Are similar roles already in place? 2

Reaching a definition 3

Some background information 5

This supervisor's background 6

The name of clinical supervision 7

Supervision as a journey 8

Is supervision therapy? 8

Categorizing clinical supervision into functions 10

Benefits of clinical supervision 13

What are the reasons for becoming a supervisor? 15

Relevant collaboration with others 19

Training for clinical supervision 21

Conclusion 22

2 What to Cover at a First Meeting 24

Introduction 24

The purpose of a supervision contract 25

Essential elements of a supervision contract 26

Negotiation of rights and responsibilities 26

Making contributions to the supervision relationship 29

Putting in a little extra 31

Getting started with the first meeting 32

What has brought us here? Expectations for supervision 33

Contracting for supervision: agreeing the practicalities 36

Note taking and record keeping 37

Introducing and making a contract 40

Conclusion 43

3 Qualities for a Healthy Supervision Relationship 45

Introduction 45

The essence of a supervision relationship 46

Characteristics of a supervision relationship 47

Person-centred theory 48

The core conditions of helping and the supervision relationship 49

Self-awareness and the clinical supervisor 55

A self-awareness framework 57

Giving constructive feedback 61

Conclusion 65

4 Three Functions of Clinical Supervision 67

Introduction 67

The normative function 70

The formative function 72

The restorative function 74

A balance of support and challenge 79

Changing supervisors 82

The three functions and research 83

Conclusion 84

5 Active Listening and Responding Skills 85

Introduction 85

Listening as a supervisor 86

Core principles for effective listening in supervision 88

Non-verbal communication and listening 89

Combining non-verbal cues with the spoken word 91

Perceiving non-verbal communication 92

Getting ready to listen 94

The supervisor's toolbox of active listening skills 94

Conclusion 105

6 Six-Category Intervention Analysis 106

Introduction 106

The value of six-category intervention analysis to the clinical supervisor 107

The prescriptive category 110

The informative category 113

The confronting category 115

The cathartic category 118

The catalytic category 120

The supportive category 121

Six-category intervention analysis for clinical supervision 123

The need to be aware of degenerative interventions 126

Conclusion 128

7 A Problem-Solving Framework: The Skilled Helper Model 129

Introduction 129

Reasons for a problem-solving model 131

Stage 1 The current scenario or problem situation 134

Stage 2 The preferred scenario 140

Stage 3 Action strategies 145

Some final thoughts 149

Conclusion 150

8 Reflective Practice and the Supervisor 152

Introduction 152

Defining reflective practice 153

Reflective practice in clinical supervision 154

Reasons for a reflective framework 156

A model of reflection 156

Using reflective cycles and models together 161

Conclusion 162

Suggested further reading 162

9 Structuring and Evaluating Clinical Supervision Sessions 163

Introduction 163

Does a session need a framework? 165

Which framework to choose? 166

A simple format 167

Interpersonal process recall 173

Self-assessment checklist for clinical supervisors 175

Evaluation in clinical supervision 178

When clinical supervision comes to an end 181

Conclusion 182

10 Avoiding Stress and Burnout as a Supervisor 183

Introduction 183

Stress and burnout 184

Taking care of yourself 187

The spirit of supervision 188

Some ways to combat stress and replenish yourself 189

Who supervises the supervisor? 190

Conclusion 191

References 193

Index 199

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