The nature of supervision in forensic psychology : some observations and recommendations

Day, Andrew 2012, The nature of supervision in forensic psychology : some observations and recommendations, British journal of forensic practice, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 116-123.

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Title The nature of supervision in forensic psychology : some observations and recommendations
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Journal name British journal of forensic practice
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 116
End page 123
Total pages 8
Publisher Pier Professional Ltd
Place of publication Hove, England
Publication date 2012-05
ISSN 1463-6646
Keyword(s) forensic psychology
Summary Purpose – Supervision is often regarded as an important aspect of forensic psychological practice and yet little evidence exists to support the idea that supervised practice leads to better outcomes for either clients or organisations. This paper seeks to discuss some of the aims of supervision in relation to the needs of forensic psychologists, such that practice in this area can be developed further.

Design/methodology/approach – The current published literature on the nature of forensic supervision is reviewed and discussed.

Findings – A number of different models of supervision have been proposed and supervisory experiences can vary markedly according to both the individuals involved and the setting in which the work is conducted. There is a need to develop specialist models of supervision for those who work in forensic settings. Further research is needed to establish an evidence-base for supervisory practices.

Originality/value – There has been very little previous consideration of the nature of post-qualification forensic supervision despite the need, and in some cases requirement, that forensic practitioners receive supervision. This paper discusses some of those issues that are considered important to effective supervision in the forensic setting.
Language eng
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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