Providing Support and Supervision
An Introduction for Professionals Working with Young People
The focus of governments across Europe and the U.S. in recent years has been on an agenda for social inclusion. This is especially the case for some young people who for various reasons have become excluded from education, training and employment. This vital new guide to providing support in this changing world is ideal for those working with young people, and those who provide support and supervision to youth support workers themselves.
This comprehensive resource can be used as a textbook on supervision courses, or as a professional handbook. It will help readers to understand the underlying concepts behind support and supervision and to engage with the concepts, models and techniques that determine effective day-to-day practice.
In addition, the book clarifies the benefits and limitations of support and supervision by drawing on the knowledge and experience of those currently involved in youth support. The collection of writers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from academic and practice-based backgrounds to help practitioners, their managers, the organisations for which they work, and those on a wide range of professional training courses.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Providing support and supervision - An introduction for professionals working with young people A.G. Watts 1. Introduction Hazel L. Reid and Jane Westergaard 2. What Is Support and Supervision? Hazel L. Reid 3. Beyond Reason and Anxiety: How psychoanalytical ideas can inform the practice of supervision Helen Reynolds 4. Outcome Focused Supervision David Bucknell 5. Getting the Most from Support and Supervision: Attitudes and skills for supervisors and supervisees in an integrative approach to supervision Jane Westergaard 6. Multicultural Issues in Support and Supervision Jenny Bimrose 7. The Intensive Support Worker: Bringing a range of difficult issues to supervision Miche Tetley 8. Developing a Meaningful Relationship: A conversation about supervision from the supervisor's perspective Stephen Harrison and Jane Westergaard 9. The Organizational Perspective: Considering issues of providing support and supervision to practitioners working with young people Ros Garrod-Mason and Jane Westergaard 10. Support and Supervision: A lifelong learning process Mary McMahon 11. Evaluation in Supervision Across a Continuum of Practice Andrew Edwards 12. Support Work with Children: Ethical dilemmas, confidentiality and the law Debbie Daniels 13. A Cautionary Note on Support and Supervision Hazel L. Reid