The Juggling Act of Supervision in Community Mental Health: Implications for Supporting Evidence-Based Treatment
Graduate School of Social Work
Supervisors are an underutilized resource for supporting evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community mental health. Little is known about how EBT-trained supervisors use supervision time. Primary aims were to describe supervision (e.g., modality, frequency), examine functions of individual supervision, and examine factors associated with time allocation to supervision functions. Results from 56 supervisors and 207 clinicians from 25 organizations indicate high prevalence of individual supervision, often alongside group and informal supervision. Individual supervision serves a wide range of functions, with substantial variation at the supervisor-level. Implementation climate was the strongest predictor of time allocation to clinical and EBT-relevant functions.
Dorsey, S., Pullmann, M. D., Kerns, S. E. U., Jungbluth, N., Meza, R., Thompson, K., & Berliner, L. (2017). The Juggling Act of Supervision in Community Mental Health: Implications for Supporting Evidence-Based Treatment. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 44(6), 838-852. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-017-0796-z.
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