Supervision for Forensic Practitioners
By Jason Davies
Routledge – 2013 – 240 pages
Series: Issues in Forensic Psychology
Supervision of everyday work is a core component of the safe and effective practice of both trainee and qualified forensic practitioners, such as probation staff, psychologists, criminal justice and liaison workers and specialist treatment staff. Within mental health settings, the importance of supervision has been recognised and specialist training and resources have been developed. However, the skills and knowledge required to provide effective supervision have been largely overlooked within both the core training and the continued professional development for forensic practitioners.
Jason Davies presents the first textbook on supervision designed specifically for forensic practitioners. It also provides a core reference for the practice of supervision aimed at the supervisor and student.
Part 1. The context 1. An introduction to practice supervision 2. The importance of supervision for forensic practitioners Part 2. Key skills for supervision 3. Supervision: an introduction to forms and types 4. Supervision models and frameworks 5. Supervision, learning and training 6. Being supervised 7. Core skills and knowledge for the first time supervisor Part 3. Special issues in supervision 8. Group work supervision 9. Supervising research and management activity 10. The impact of the setting on supervision 11. Consultation 12. Risk and supervision 13. Overcoming problems in supervision Part 4. Next steps 13. Developing supervision in forensic practice: structures, systems and audit 14. Training supervisors 15.Conclusions: providing and researching supervision.