Supervision Under the Microscope: Critical Conversations in a Learning Community

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dc.contributor.author Davys, A en
dc.contributor.author Howard, F en
dc.contributor.author Rankine, Matthew en
dc.contributor.author Thompson, A en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-07T21:29:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 0950-3153 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48904 en
dc.description.abstract Development and maintenance of professional competencies are essential for practitioners across all disciplines within the helping professions to ensure safe, accountable and ethical practice. This includes the practice of supervision which is considered as a set of competencies in its own right. For many supervisors, however, there is a struggle to find the opportunity for indepth critical reflection and review of their supervision for the purpose of continuous professional development. This paper describes a learning community for supervision where, through a process of collaborative enquiry, four experienced supervisors, in Aotearoa New Zealand, from diverse professional and practice backgrounds critically reflected on audio-recordings of their supervision of practitioners. From this focus on direct practice, the group members created a model for critique and feedback which is centred on a ‘thinking aloud’ process. Key themes, which included supervisor authenticity and presence, encouraging reflection, participation and uncovering assumptions and the benefits of the thinking aloud process were identified and explored. Rarely is the practice of supervision scrutinised in a group setting for the purpose of learning and development. Placing supervision practice ‘under the microscope’ allows for creative opportunities and the promotion of different models of supervision development. en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Practice en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Supervision Under the Microscope: Critical Conversations in a Learning Community en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09503153.2018.1558196 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 359 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 374 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 784078 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-14 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-01-22 en


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