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First Steps In Clinical Supervision, Sc : A Guide for Healthcare Professionals - Paul Cassedy

First Steps In Clinical Supervision, Sc

A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9780335236510
Number Of Pages: 216

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""This book is an essential read for those new to the role of becoming a clinical supervisor. It is packed with practical ideas and activities to try out in the supervision situation and underpinned by relevant theory. An obvious strength of the book is the way Paul seems to 'talk' to the new supervisor in an engaging and non patronising way. At last there is acknowledgement of the 'emotional labour' of being engaged in supervisory work offering strategies to 'look after oneself' when acting as a clinical supervisor in practice."
John Driscoll, Freelance CPD Consultant & Development Coach

" This practical book is designed as a toolkit for anyone starting out as a clinical supervisor. The book focuses on developing core skills of supervision, as well as your ability to reflect and improve on those skills.

Addressing all aspects of supervision, the book gives you practical frameworks needed to start, maintain and evaluate clinical supervision - from how to start a supervision contract to how to run a session. The book offers: Clear information and guidance on what the supervisor needs to know as they prepare to take on the role of clinical supervisor Practical examples and demonstration of key clinical supervision skills Simple explanations of the key frameworks and models for clinical supervision Reflective questions and activities you can use in supervision sessions An example of a method of evaluation when reviewing supervision Ways of keeping healthy as a supervisor and staying within the spirit of supervision The book includes tips for developing the supervision relationship, focusing on areas identified as the ones supervisors struggle with the most.

"First Steps in Clinical Supervision" is core reading for qualified nurses and healthcare professionals working in a supervisory role, either formally or informally, or taking CPD courses to supervise staff and colleagues.

This book is designed as a practical toolkit to aid those training to do clinical supervision or starting out as clinical supervisors. The focus of the book is on developing skills of supervision and the ability to reflect and improve on those skills. It includes coverage of problem solving and gives the practical frameworks that are needed to start, maintain and evaluate clinical supervision - from how to start a contract to how to run a session. Throughout the book there are tips for developing the supervision relationship, focusing on areas identified by research as the ones supervisors struggle with the most.

Acknowledgementsp. x
List of figuresp. xi
Introducing Clinical Supervisionp. 1
Introductionp. 2
Are similar roles already in place?p. 2
Reaching a definitionp. 3
Some background informationp. 5
This supervisor's backgroundp. 6
The name of clinical supervisionp. 7
Supervision as a journeyp. 8
Is supervision therapy?p. 8
Categorizing clinical supervision into functionsp. 10
Benefits of clinical supervisionp. 13
What are the reasons for becoming a supervisor?p. 15
Relevant collaboration with othersp. 19
Training for clinical supervisionp. 21
Conclusionp. 22
What to Cover at a First Meetingp. 24
Introductionp. 24
The purpose of a supervision contractp. 25
Essential elements of a supervision contractp. 26
Negotiation of rights and responsibilitiesp. 26
Making contributions to the supervision relationshipp. 29
Putting in a little extrap. 31
Getting started with the first meetingp. 32
What has brought us here? Expectations for supervisionp. 33
Contracting for supervision: agreeing the practicalitiesp. 36
Note taking and record keepingp. 37
Introducing and making a contractp. 40
Conclusionp. 43
Qualities for a Healthy Supervision Relationshipp. 45
Introductionp. 45
The essence of a supervision relationshipp. 46
Characteristics of a supervision relationshipp. 47
Person-centred theoryp. 48
The core conditions of helping and the supervision relationshipp. 49
Self-awareness and the clinical supervisorp. 55
A self-awareness frameworkp. 57
Giving constructive feedbackp. 61
Conclusionp. 65
Three Functions of Clinical Supervisionp. 67
Introductionp. 67
The normative functionp. 70
The formative functionp. 72
The restorative functionp. 74
A balance of support and challengep. 79
Changing supervisorsp. 82
The three functions and researchp. 83
Conclusionp. 84
Active Listening and Responding Skillsp. 85
Introductionp. 85
Listening as a supervisorp. 86
Core principles for effective listening in supervisionp. 88
Non-verbal communication and listeningp. 89
Combining non-verbal cues with the spoken wordp. 91
Perceiving non-verbal communicationp. 92
Getting ready to listenp. 94
The supervisor's toolbox of active listening skillsp. 94
Conclusionp. 105
Six-Category Intervention Analysisp. 106
Introductionp. 106
The value of six-category intervention analysis to the clinical supervisorp. 107
The prescriptive categoryp. 110
The informative categoryp. 113
The confronting categoryp. 115
The cathartic categoryp. 118
The catalytic categoryp. 120
The supportive categoryp. 121
Six-category intervention analysis for clinical supervisionp. 123
The need to be aware of degenerative interventionsp. 126
Conclusionp. 128
A Problem-Solving Framework: The Skilled Helper Modelp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Reasons for a problem-solving modelp. 131
The current scenario or problem situationp. 134
The preferred scenariop. 140
Action strategiesp. 145
Some final thoughtsp. 149
Conclusionp. 150
Reflective Practice and the Supervisorp. 152
Introductionp. 152
Defining reflective practicep. 153
Reflective practice in clinical supervisionp. 154
Reasons for a reflective frameworkp. 156
A model of reflectionp. 156
Using reflective cycles and models togetherp. 161
Conclusionp. 162
Suggested further readingp. 162
Structuring and Evaluating Clinical Supervision Sessionsp. 163
Introductionp. 163
Does a session need a framework?p. 165
Which framework to choose?p. 166
A simple formatp. 167
Interpersonal process recallp. 173
Self-assessment checklist for clinical supervisorsp. 175
Evaluation in clinical supervisionp. 178
When clinical supervision comes to an endp. 181
Conclusionp. 182
Avoiding Stress and Burnout as a Supervisorp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Stress and burnoutp. 184
Taking care of yourselfp. 187
The spirit of supervisionp. 188
Some ways to combat stress and replenish yourselfp. 189
Who supervises the supervisor?p. 190
Conclusionp. 191
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780335236510
ISBN-10: 0335236510
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1