Interprofessional Clinical Supervision in Mental Health and Addiction: Toward Identifying Common Elements

Marion Bogo, Jane Paterson, Lea Tufford, Regine King
2011 Clinical Supervisor  
This study explores the experiences and perceptions of clinicians from a range of professions to articulate general principles for clinical supervision in mental health. Seventy-seven volunteer clinicians participated in 14 focus groups in 2008-2009. They discussed their perceptions about clinical supervision, facilitators, and barriers. Discussions were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim, and qualitative analytic methods were used to identify themes and exceptions. The study found
more » ... The study found frontline clinicians identified interacting factors they associated with quality clinical supervision. Themes related to the structure, content, and process of supervision and contained common elements across professions and those that were specific to nursing. Considerable agreement exists regarding principles for interprofessional supervision in mental health; that it is available on a regular and crisisresponsive basis, and that supervisors are expert in clinical interventions for specific populations and have the skills for teaching
doi:10.1080/07325223.2011.564961 fatcat:adxodyl5d5b4hjb3vfjklfnpde