Reflective supervision for child protection practice – Reaching beneath the surface

Harvey, Anna and Henderson, Fiona (2014) Reflective supervision for child protection practice – Reaching beneath the surface. Journal of Social Work Practice, 28 (3). pp. 343-356. ISSN 0265-0533

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This paper describes a model of reflective supervision for child protection practice that is informed by psychoanalytic theory. Eileen Munro promotes the idea of depth in practice, referring to the skills and knowledge required to undertake the work. Her reports highlight the importance of supervision to provide a thinking space for practitioners where reflection can take place. This paper will explore the importance of supervision in more depth and describe how psychoanalytic ideas can help us understand the complexities of our work with families, anchoring us to a solid theoretical base and helping to make sense of the maelstrom of feelings that are stirred in us as well as in our colleagues and clients.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 02 Jul 2014. Special Issue: Child protection after Munro – Reflections three years on
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflective Practice, Supervision, Psychoanalytic, Containment, Projective Identification
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Protection
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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