Clinical Supervision Theory and Practice

Clinical Supervision Theory and Practice

Masters
Semester 2 - Core unit

This unit equips students to apply a leadership role in supervision, effectively manage ethical and legal issues and develop, apply and model reflective skills in practice. It requires students to critically analyse and apply best practice clinical supervision within a mental health recovery focused framework. Students will develop reflective facilitative skills within their leadership and mentoring roles, developing these skills to effectively supervise healthcare professionals to manage their clinical practice, systemic workplace issues and self-care.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse a range of frameworks/models and supporting research for clinical supervision and its potential for application in the workplace.
  • Recognise and manage difficult situations/issues in clinical supervision and evaluate in the context of supporting recovery-oriented practice.
  • Effectively use information technology to support clinical supervision in the workplace.
  • Engage in reflective practice through open and honest discussions with colleagues, showing ethical consideration of issues presented, and collaboration in work practices.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Introduction to the Unit of Study. What is Clinical Supervision?
Week 2 Approaches to Clinical Supervision
Week 3 Developing & Maintaining a Working Alliance
Week 4 Evaluation in Clinical Supervision I
Week 5 Evaluation in Clinical Supervision II
Week 6 Reflection and the Formative Function of Clinical Supervision
Week 7 Feedback in Clinical Supervision
Week 8 The Normative Function of Clinical Supervision
Week 9 The Restorative Function of Clinical Supervision
Week 10 Group & Institutional Dynamics
Week 11 Implementing Clinical Supervision in Your Workplace
Week 12 Managing Difficult Situations in Clinical Supervision I
Week 13 Managing Difficult Situations in Clinical Supervision II
Week 14 Multicultural Awareness & Diversity in Clinical Supervision
Week 15 Where to From Here?