Evaluation of professional supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand: An interprofessional study

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dc.contributor.author Davys, Allyson en
dc.contributor.author O'Connell, M en
dc.contributor.author May, J en
dc.contributor.author Burns, B en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-17T04:09:54Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-06 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 26(3):249-258 Jun 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1445-8330 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35180 en
dc.description.abstract The evaluation of professional supervision has been a focus for discussion in the supervision literature over past decades. A review of the literature in this area, however, suggests that evaluation has been differently defined, variously addressed, and a range of outcomes reported. The present study reports the findings of the first stage of a three-stage study of evaluation in professional supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Experienced practitioners from the four professions of counselling, mental health nursing, psychology, and social work were interviewed to explore how evaluation in professional supervision is understood and actioned in practice. Twenty four semistructured interviews were conducted with supervisees, supervisors, and managers from each of the identified professions. The findings from these interviews indicate that a majority of participants applied some form of evaluation to their supervision arrangement. These evaluations, however, did not reflect an overarching organizational or professional culture of formal evaluation, but rather, an individualized ad-hoc process initiated by one or both of the participants (supervisor and supervisee). These evaluations focussed predominantly on the process, rather than the outcomes, of supervision. While many respondents expressed interest in a formal process for evaluating supervision, a number of concerns were also raised. These concerns included a lack of evaluation skills and resource, the potential for formal evaluation to have a negative impact on the supervision relationship, the importance of maintaining the boundaries of confidentiality, and a wariness regarding the possible use of any information gathered. en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Inc. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Mental Health Nursing en
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dc.title Evaluation of professional supervision in Aotearoa/New Zealand: An interprofessional study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/inm.12254 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 249 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley en
dc.identifier.pmid 27616563 en
pubs.end-page 258 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 546220 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-17 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2016-09-12 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27616563 en

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