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978-1-56024-284-0 / 9781560242840

Clinical Social Work Supervision: Second Edition (Haworth Social Work Practice)

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Publisher:Routledge

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Here is the updated and revised edition of Dr. Munson's classic text, An Introduction to Social Work Supervision. Taking into account the dramatic changes in clinical practice during the past decade, this book is invaluable to the supervisor who faces the complex, demanding world of social work. Clinical Social Work Supervision is the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume available on the subject. It provides an extensive overview of supervision and thoroughly details various aspects and techniques, as well as modes of supervision. Amidst a rash of violent outbursts around the country against social workers, Munson is timely with the section on client violence and safety issues for workers and supervisors.

Designed for use by busy supervisors, the material presented in the book is grounded in an interactional framework to make it readable and highly useful. Readers will find many strategies they can adopt to make their supervision more effective and efficient. Written for and about supervisors, Clinical Social Work Supervision facilitates the passage of practice wisdom from one professional generation to the next. Each chapter contains a comprehensive bibliography and a list of suggested readings to aid in further investigation of specific topics. Full of practical information, advice, and guidelines, this landmark book is invaluable for every supervisor facing the complex, demanding world of clinical practice.

Among the many topics addressed in this important book are:

  • supervisor styles
  • client violence and safety issues
  • duty to warn laws
  •  administrator styles and how to respond to them
  • use of DSM-III-R
  • stress reduction and prevention
  • credentialing
  • ethics and legal issues in practice
  • gender issues
  • feminist practice and supervision
  • clinical administration and record keeping

    This compendium of information is so accessible, experienced and beginning supervisors will find it to be a valuable tool in their daily work. Field instructors and clinical practitioners, advanced or beginner, will find Clinical Social Work Supervision is appropriate for their work also. Munson's text is so full of challenging topics of current importance, it is sure to remain the unchallenged classic in the field.

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