Title

The Juggling Act of Supervision in Community Mental Health: Implications for Supporting Evidence-Based Treatment

Publication Date

3-17-2017

Document Type

Article

Organizational Units

Graduate School of Social Work

Keywords

Evidence-based treatments (EBTs), Supervision, Community mental health

Abstract

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.

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