First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This fifth edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal.
Praise for previous editions:
“The continuation of a classic! As always, this book is a joy to read, replete with numerous case examples to illustrate the major principles.”—Cynthia D. Bisman, Bryn Mawr College
“A thought-provoking and comprehensive resource for students, faculty, and human services staff.”—Peter J. Pecora, senior director, research services, Casey Family Programs
About the Authors:
Alfred Kadushin is Julia C. Lathrop Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is the coauthor of The Social Work Interview and Child Abuse: An Interactional Event.
Daniel Harkness is a professor in the School of Social Work at Boise State University, where he teaches graduate courses in the evaluation and treatment of mental disorders and social work practice. As a licensed clinical social worker and registered clinical supervisor, he has forty years of practice experience.