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(c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM THAN THOSE SITTING IN THE CHAIRS OPENING A DIALOGUE BETWEEN.

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1 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM THAN THOSE SITTING IN THE CHAIRS OPENING A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE SUPERVISION OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND THE SUPERVISION OF COUNSELLORS

2 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Outline Social Work Supervision- Evolution Contextual Supervision Imaginary Dialogue between Kieran and Philip McConkey References

3 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Social Work Supervision Is as old as social work itself. Its development has been shaped by two factors: The first is the practice environment The second the process of social work professionalisation

4 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Social Work Supervision continued Origins are generally argued to be administrative- Charity movements of late C19th Educational focus developed between 1910s to 1920s when social work education moved from industry to Universities.

5 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Social Work Supervision continued The integration of psychoanalytic theory supported the development of supervision’s educational focus The emphasis of psychoanalytic theory shifted supervisory focus from the work to the worker

6 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Social Work Supervision continued From 1950’s to 1970’s indeterminable supervision -v- autonomous practice debate.From 1950’s to 1970’s indeterminable supervision -v- autonomous practice debate. Since late 1970’s accountability has been a dominant theme in social work supervision literature together with personal support.Since late 1970’s accountability has been a dominant theme in social work supervision literature together with personal support. This theme corresponds with the rise of the New Right, New Managerialism and the rediscovery of burnoutThis theme corresponds with the rise of the New Right, New Managerialism and the rediscovery of burnout

7 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Social Work Supervision continued Recently social work has gained new insights into the supervisory context Previously the context that social work supervision occurred in was constructed as that of the agency.

8 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton

9 Contextual Supervision This contextual understanding of social work supervision views supervision as:This contextual understanding of social work supervision views supervision as: Involving the dynamic interaction the client,worker, supervisor and agency systems at the intra/inter/personal and social levels.Involving the dynamic interaction the client,worker, supervisor and agency systems at the intra/inter/personal and social levels. The interaction of the 4 systems occurs within the political, service, professional and practice contexts.The interaction of the 4 systems occurs within the political, service, professional and practice contexts.

10 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Contextual Supervision continued The contextual supervision approach provides a framework through which the reflective conversation of supervision can examine, deconstruct and reconstruct, client, supervisee, supervisor and agency narratives within the parties social realitiesThe contextual supervision approach provides a framework through which the reflective conversation of supervision can examine, deconstruct and reconstruct, client, supervisee, supervisor and agency narratives within the parties social realities

11 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Imaginary Dialogue with Philip McConkey KieranPhilip Greater socialisation required into professional social work supervisionGreater socialisation required into professional social work supervision Accreditation of supervisors and training providersAccreditation of supervisors and training providers Further research needed in theFurther research needed in the Culture of supervision requiredCulture of supervision required Comprehensive trainingComprehensive training Careful attention to appointment of supervisorsCareful attention to appointment of supervisors Climate for research and writingClimate for research and writing

12 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Kieran and Philip Actual Practice, Supervision and client outcomes, Supervision frameworks, Creditability of supervisors and supervisory training.Actual Practice, Supervision and client outcomes, Supervision frameworks, Creditability of supervisors and supervisory training. Need to support kaupapa Maori supervision andNeed to support kaupapa Maori supervision and Expansion of group supervisionExpansion of group supervision Greater attention to cross-cultural supervisionGreater attention to cross-cultural supervision National forum for discussion and supervisory developmentNational forum for discussion and supervisory development

13 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton Kieran and Philip to develop supervision approaches that address the Treaty of Waitangi and our bicultural setting.to develop supervision approaches that address the Treaty of Waitangi and our bicultural setting. Supervision is the social workers most essential professional relationship Supervision is the social workers most essential professional relationship Supervision has a unique and critical place to take in the helping professionsSupervision has a unique and critical place to take in the helping professions

14 (c) 1999, Kieran O'Donoghue PO Box 5543, Frankton, Hamilton References McConkey, P. (1999) The Training of Supervisors of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the United Kingdom, Palmerston North, Author. O’Donoghue, K. (1998) Supervising Social Workers, Palmerston North, School of Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University. O’Donoghue, K. (1999) Professional Supervision Practice Under New Public Management: A Study of the Perspectives of Probation Officers and Service Managers in the Community Probation Service, Palmerston North, Massey University, MPHIL thesis.


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