Solution-oriented inquiry for ongoing supervision: Expanding the horizon of change

Lowe, Roger D. & Guy, Glen E. (2002) Solution-oriented inquiry for ongoing supervision: Expanding the horizon of change. In McMahon, Mary & Patton, Wendy (Eds.) Supervision in the helping professions : a practical approach. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forrest, NSW, pp. 143-155.


In this chapter, we outline an approach to supervision which draws its concepts and methods from the broad umbrella of solution oriented therapies. It features a collaborative process of inquiry that is well suited to both individual and group supervision (Lowe and Guy, 1996, 1999). The specific contribution of this chapter, however, is to expand the horizon of solution oriented inquiry by including the potential for utilising developmental themes and narratives emerging from ongoing supervision relationships. By analogy, this is similar to adapting the conventional brief applications of solution oriented therapy to the context of longer term therapeutic work and relationships. The chapter outlines the characteristic assumptions and priorities of solution oriented approaches, discusses our point of departure from previous literature, develops an integrative map for practice and provides practical guidelines and examples of useful practice questions.

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ID Code: 5352
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: solution oriented supervision, ongoing supervision, embedded narratives
ISBN: 1740096193
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Counselling Welfare and Community Services (160702)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:34

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