This second edition of Best Practice in Professional Supervision is a fully updated and revised guide to being an excellent supervisor in the social care, nursing, counselling and allied health professions. This field has developed rapidly in the past 10 years, and this new edition contains essential updates reflecting the very latest research and practice.
The book covers basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. Viewing supervision as a place for learning, the book also considers how supervision can help practitioners to develop professional resilience and promote their own wellbeing despite the stresses of complex work environments.
It also includes specific chapters on supervision of clinical student placements, and in child protection settings. Full of clinical case vignettes illustrating good practice, this is an essential guide for all those undertaking supervision, or supervision training.
Liz Beddoe is a professor of social work at the University of Auckland, teaching, supervising graduate students and undertaking research on professional education topics. She provides professional supervision to several social work academics and early career researchers. She has been involved in the development of supervision through research, education and practice for over 25 years with a particular interest in the impact of organisational culture on supervision and professional development of social workers.
Allyson Davys is a registered social worker who has a background of practice, supervision, teaching and management in health, social care and the tertiary education sectors. She has been involved in the development of supervision through research, education and practice for over 25 years and has a particular interest in interprofessional supervision. She currently teaches a postgraduate course on professional supervision at the University of Auckland and runs a private supervision practice.