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This third edition addresses the place and function of the supervisor in the social agency, updating long-standing controversies such as the conflict between professionalism and bureaucracy, and addressing the question of social work autonomy within organizations. The book discusses how dwindling resources have forced social work practice to become more results-oriented in a limited time frame. A new chapter explores what supervisors should teach and new sections have been added on feminist supervision, development supervision, the parallel process in supervision, and the ecology of social work supervision.
-This book should become the basic text on supervision for schools of social work, practitioners, supervisors, and agencies concerned with in-service training and accountability. . . . Kadushin's analysis of the administrative, educational, and supportive components of supervision is excellent. -Social Work
About the Author
Alfred Kadushin was the Julia C. Lathrop Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emeritus at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was the author of Consultation in Social Work, The Social Work Interview, Adopting Older Children, and, with Judith A. Martin, Child Abuse: An Interactional Event, all published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Kadushin passed away in February of 2014.
Table of Contents1. History, Definition, and Significance;
2. Administrative Supervision;
3. Administrative Supervision: Problems in Implementation;
4. Educational Supervision: Definition, Differentiation, Content, and Process;
5. Principles and Problems in Implementing Educational Supervision;
6. Supportive Supervision;
7. Problems and Stresses in Becoming and Being a Supervisor;
9. The Group Conference in Supervision;
10. Problems and Innovations;
What People are Saying About This
Kadushin and Harkness have built on previous groundbreaking work to provide the field with a thought-provoking and comprehensive resource for students, faculty, and human services staff.
Peter J. Pecora, senior director, research services, Casey Family Programs.
Supervision is an incredibly complex aspect of professional practice, encompassing support, education, administration, evaluation, discipline, and risk management. Since its first edition, this book has been the gold standard on the art and science of supervison. The authors effectively build on that strong foundation by distilling important research, identifying risks and opportunities, and recommending strategies for sound supervision amid contemporary challenges. Our profession is so fortunate to have this resource!
The continuation of a classic! As always, the book is a joy to read, replete with numerous case examples to illustrate the major principles.
Cynthia D. Bisman, Bryn Mawr College
The new edition of this classic supervision text continues to address many questions about supervision and provides information on the challenger that supervisors face in the twenty-first century.
Diana Dinitto, University of Texas
This edition of the classic Kadushin and Harkness text continues as the seminal work on Supervision in Social Work, a distinctive practice valued by generations of social workers. Drawing on the growing body of contemporary empirical findings the authors provide support for many of the long-standing concepts, principles, and practices so astutely identified in the original and later editions. Recent literature from social work and related fields is integrated with contemporary issues facing social work agencies and their supervisors. New and experienced supervisors as well as supervision scholars and researchers will find this comprehensive text an invaluable resource.