Supervision | Consultation Tools

The lack of clinical supervision is one of the factors named in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2007 report on workplace development. High turnover rates among staff are a major problem in the substance abuse treatment field, and “the support of a supervisor” is considered one of the remedies (Hoge, Morris, Daniels, Stuart, Huey, & Adams, 2007, p. 18). Many leaders in the behavioral health field are approaching retirement age and will need to cultivate strong candidates to replace them as clinical supervisors. It is hoped that this TIP will offer encouragement and practical help to those wishing to become supervisors or to start supervision programs within their organization.

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From a 2018 article in Aota entitled Contemporary Issues on Supervision in Community Mental Health Practice: “Supervision is defined as a “formal process of professional support and learning which enables individual practitioners to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for their prac-tice, and enhance protection and safety of care in complex clinical situations” (National Health Service, 1993, 1998, 2000, as cited in Gaitskell & Morley, 2008, p. 119).

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Supervisor Safety Planning Checklist | Supervisory Management of Ethical Issues | CBT Informed Individual Supervision









Supervisor Safety Planning Checklist | Supervisory Management of Ethical Issues Checklist | CBT | Informed Individual Supervision

Depending on the purpose, supervision may focus on supporting clinical and/or practice reasoning or administrative practices, such as ensuring attention to specific care; or it may be more reflective in nature through a personal exploration of the practitioners’ own experiences in doing their work. is presented by The Center for Innovative Practices | Part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention
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