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Synnöve Karvinen-Niinikoski
University of Helsinki
SociologySocial workPolitical sciencePedagogyPractice research
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#1Synnöve Karvinen-Niinikoski (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 6
#2Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
Last. Ming-sum Tsui (Caritas Institute of Higher Education)H-Index: 1
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INTRODUCTION: Supervision is a well-established component of practice in the health and social care professions. In recent years, however, relentless changes in the nature of professional roles within these contexts have led to corresponding variations in how professional practice supervision is configured and delivered. METHOD: This article examines how professional supervision and its future are seen by an international group of experts in social work supervision. The evolving perceptions of s...
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#1Liz Beddoe (University of Auckland)H-Index: 15
#2Synnöve Karvinen-Niinikoski (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 6
Last. Ming-Sum Tsui Msw Acsw (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 17
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Supervision is currently of considerable interest in social work and is seen as a vital activity for meeting many professional demands: the continuing development of professional skills, practitioner well-being, the safeguarding of competent and ethical practice, and the oversight of casework. A recent UK review of evidence found that the empirical basis for supervision was relatively weak (Carpenter et al., 2012) and evidential support for supervision as a core practice in social work is needed...
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Supervision is recognised as a prerequisite for good practice and development in social work but may be considered inadequately researched (Carpenter et al. SCIE Briefing 43, 2012; O’Donoghue & Tsui, BJSW 2013, 1-18). Whilst threats and challenges to supervision persist, associated with the colonisation of the human service professions by New Public Management practices (Maidment & Beddoe ASW, 2012 65.2; Ruch 2012, BJSW 42.7) it can still be understood as a factor for promoting excellence, produ...
#1Karen HealyH-Index: 24
#2Ilse JulkunenH-Index: 6
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This article examines how to enhance the ability of managers to promote productivity through reflective structures and appreciatively evaluative dialogues based on front-line expertise and knowledge in social work practice. In order to discuss these ideas, we review the ideas of dialogical leadership and reflective structures, and the concept of productivity in relation to reassessing social work core tasks and the work-related well-being of social workers. We will present and reflect on our exp...
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