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Strengths-based Supervision in Clinical Practice



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Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice by Jeffrey K. Edwards takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prologuep. xi
In the Beginningp. 1
The History and Traditions of Clinical Supervisionp. 3
History: Somewhat Brieflyp. 4
Supervision Literature in Historical Contextp. 5
Family Systems Supervisionp. 8
Substance Abuse Counseling Supervisionp. 10
Historical Changes in Models and Modes of Clinical Supervisionp. 10
Models of Supervisionp. 11
Formats of Clinical Supervisionp. 15
Supervision Configurationsp. 22
Strengths-Based Supervisionp. 26
Executive Skills of Strengths-Based Supervisionp. 27
Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Competenciesp. 29
Cross-Culturalism and Multiculturalismp. 30
Multiculturalism and Supervisionp. 31
Further Discussion on Multicultural Supervisionp. 37
Focus Areas and Domains of a Supervisorp. 37
Process Skillsp. 38
Conceptualization Skillsp. 38
Personalization Skillsp. 39
Trainingp. 39
Consultationp. 40
Counselingp. 41
Ethicsp. 43
Developmental Stages of Counselorsp. 44
Level 1: The Beginning of the Journeyp. 45
Level 2: Trials and Tribulationsp. 45
Level 3: Challenge and Growthp. 47
Isomorphs and Parallel Processes in Supervisionp. 48
Boundary Issues in Clinical Supervisionp. 52
Interpersonal Relationship Skillsp. 57
Conflict Resolution: A Beginningp. 59
A Synthesis of Basic Strategiesp. 60
Preventing Conflictp. 61
Promoting Counselor Self-Efficacy and Personal Agency: A Core Executive Skillp. 62
Thoughts on Self-Efficacy and Personal Agencyp. 64
Session Managementp. 64
The Relationship Between Supervisor and Supervisee-Personal and Professionalp. 65
Reflectionsp. 65
A Time for a Change to a New Modelp. 67
A Time for Changep. 69
Too Many Contradictionsp. 71
Best Practices: Who Decides?p. 73
What Really Makes a Difference?p. 73
Educating Adultsp. 76
Beyond Clinical Skillsp. 78
A First Glimpse at Strengths-Based Clinical Supervisionp. 80
Clinical Workp. 81
Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision Primer: Social Constructivism and Postmodern Influencesp. 87
Strengths-Based Conceptsp. 88
Social Constructivist and Postmodernist Informed Modelsp. 89
Social Constructivismp. 91
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 95
Solution-Focused Supervisionp. 96
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 98
Narrative Supervisionp. 100
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 101
Reflecting Team Supervisionp. 104
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 105
A Glasnost Look at Postmodern/Social Constructivist Supervisionp. 106
Strengths-Based Clinical Supervision Primer: From the Roots of Psychologyp. 109
Positive Psychologyp. 109
Positive Psychology Premisesp. 109
Positive Psychotherapyp. 111
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 115
Resiliencyp. 118
Gleaning Useful Supervisory Conceptsp. 121
Enfolding Strengths-Based Supervisionp. 122
The World is Flat and We Are Notp. 124
Just Try and Make Themp. 125
Wisdom and Truths: Guiding Principles and Systemic Logicp. 125
The Larger Picture: Strengths-Based Management and Leadershipp. 127
Leadership in Practicep. 129
Servant Leadershipp. 129
Service Leadershipp. 130
Strengths-Based Leadershipp. 131
Organizational Evaluation and Change Using Positivesp. 132
Evaluationp. 133
360-Degree Evaluationp. 134
Bell Curves as an Epistemological Framer of Evaluating Successp. 135
The J-Curve as a New Normal of Evaluation and Successp. 136
Back to 360-Degree Evaluationsp. 137
Appreciative Inquiryp. 138
The Tipping Point of Changep. 141
The Law of the Fewp. 142
Solidifying Changep. 144
Faces of Strength: Putting My Currency Where My Mouth Isp. 147
Supervision Sessions and Personnel Management: Vantage Point, Point of View, and Perspective: It's All in the Way You See Itp. 149
Implementing Strengths-Based Supervision Strategiesp. 151
Vantage Point, Point of View, and Perspectivep. 151
What is Clinical Supervision?p. 157
Stages of Supervisionp. 157
The Administrative Part: But for All Who are Invested in Helping Othersp. 169
What is Administrative Supervision?p. 169
Motivationp. 169
Success: What is It All About Anyway?p. 171
Case Examples of Strengths-Based Supervisionp. 175
Case Presentationsp. 176
Jane Faces Her Selfp. 177
Melody's Strengths Singp. 187
Lessons Learned and Where to From Here?p. 195
Wrapping Upp. 196
Philosophyp. 196
Applicationp. 198
Moving Forwardp. 205
Where to From Here?p. 206
Things to Remember and Things You Can Dop. 206
Epilogue: Thanks to Officer Blackwell, Mr. Jones, Coach Canino, and All the Restp. 211
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 233
About the Authorp. 245
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