CONTENTS:- Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. History, Definition, and Significance; 2. Administrative Supervision; 3. Administrative Supervision: Problems in Implementation; 4. Educational Supervision: Definition, Differentiation, Content, and Process; 5. Principles and Problems in Implementing Educational Supervision; 6. Supportive Supervision; 7. Problems and Stresses in Becoming and Being a Supervisor; 8. Evaluation; 9. The Group Conference in Supervision; 10. Problems and Innovations;
First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text in social work programs. It provides an overview of the state of the field, enabling students and established supervisors to better understand the place of supervision in the social agency, the functions that it performs, the process of supervision, and the problems with which it is currently concerned. This fourth edition takes account of the sizable number of books and articles concerning supervision published since the third edition appeared in 1992. Change in public social welfare policy have intensified concern about social work supervision. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the effects of welfare reform and the shift to managed health care, have placed evermore emphasis on efficient and accountable administration of social services, Supervision in Social Work, Fourth Edition addresses issues raised by this new climate, including the problems of worker burnout, legal challenges to human service programs, budgetary allocation and staff management, and the effects on supervision of managed health care, among many others.