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Tips for getting the most out of your supervision sessions

Our supervision time is valuable! While it can be quite normal to be led by your supervisor in your supervision sessions, it’s important to remember that supervision is a two way relationship. We have the right but also an obligation to get the most out of our supervision and to direct it in a way …

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Five reasons that you should consider Professional Supervision

For this blog I am referring to Professional Supervision, which is supervision that occurs outside of your place of work.  Supervision remains a pivotal role in Social Work and Child Protection work but how many of us can say that we receive all of the necessary functions of supervision that we need to be strong …

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Five ways to reduce Vicarious Trauma while working at home

When I heard that most Social Workers and Child Protections workers were being encouraged to work from home as much as possible, my mind automatically went to Vicarious Trauma and how the change to how we work might impact on how we experience Vicarious Trauma.  Vicarious Trauma (VT) is defined as indirect exposure to trauma …

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The Importance of Human Relationships

World Social Work Day 2020 is Tuesday 17th March, and is an opportunity for us to share the positive impact that Social Work has, both on our own lives and on society.  This year the theme of World Social Work day is the Importance of Human Relationships. International Federation of Social Workers Secretary-General, Rory Truell …

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The what, why and how of supervision

If you asked everyone in social work, case work and other allied professions what supervision was called there would be many differing opinions; clinical supervision, professional supervision, peer supervision, external supervision,  group supervision or just plain old supervision to name a few. What exactly is supervision? The definition of supervision is complex and to those …