Outcomes of training in supervision : randomised controlled trial

Kavanagh, David J., Spence, Susan H., Sturk, Heidi, Strong, Jenny, Wilson, Jill, Worrall, Linda, Crow, Natasha, & Skerrett, Robyn (2008) Outcomes of training in supervision : randomised controlled trial. Australian Psychologist, 43(2), pp. 96-104.

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There is little controlled research on the impact of supervisor training on supervision. The current study examined the effects of supervision training in a sample of 46 supervisor-supervisee pairs of mental health practitioners. It compared Immediate 2-day workshop training of the pair, a wait-list control in which workshop training was delayed 3 months, and a condition in which supervisors were trained 3 months before their partners (Split). Benefits of Immediate training were restricted to supervisors reporting fully specified agreements, and to reduction of some perceived problems. Self-efficacy in providing effective supervision fell in the Split condition, relative to the other conditions. Across conditions in general there was a fall from baseline to post-test assessment in the proportion of sessions where recommended supervision strategies were used, perhaps partly because the controlled trial extended across the summer vacation period. Results are consistent with other observations of the limited impact of workshop training on practice.

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ID Code: 18570
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Education, Professional, Randomised controlled trial, Supervision
DOI: 10.1080/00050060802056534
ISSN: 1742-9544
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Mental Health (111714)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2009 00:08
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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