Social work supervision and discrimination

Hosken, Norah 2013, Social work supervision and discrimination, Advances in social work and welfare education, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 91-103.

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Title Social work supervision and discrimination
Author(s) Hosken, Norah
Journal name Advances in social work and welfare education
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 91
End page 103
Total pages 13
Publisher Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare Education
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1329-0584
Keyword(s) social work supervision
cultural humility
intersectionality
discriminatory practices
institutional ethnography
Summary This article outlines a ‘mutual inquiry’ based approach to supervision using techniques,  concepts and insights drawn from social work supervision experience, a current Ph.D. institutional ethnographic research project and intersectionality. Good supervision of social work students and staff can progress efforts towards identifying and combatting discrimination, important steps towards a more socially just society. Reducing  discrimination also improves the quality of service provision with clients, often members  of the most marginalised groups in the community. Supervision to reduce discrimination needs to be shaped by humility rather than the more popular goal of competence. Humility is fostered when a supervisor and supervisee consider their work together from the standpoints of clients, and purposefully contemplate their complicities in the creation  and maintenance of discriminatory practices. This supervision approach aims to create the  vision, and ability, to challenge discriminatory policies and practices as they are normalised  and inflect at individual, supervision, organisational and societal levels.
Language eng
Field of Research 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
Socio Economic Objective 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054994

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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