ERIC Number: ED315714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-13
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The Role of the Clinical Supervisor in Empowering Students To Work Effectively in Child Maltreatment.
Wandersman, Lois Pall
The University of South Carolina (USC) Child Abuse and Neglect Interdisciplinary Training Project provides students with the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and skills for work with maltreated children and families through didactic courses, practica, and community placements. The project involves interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty from social work, psychology, nursing, education, criminal justice, public health, law, and medicine. A unique aspect of the USC project has been the development of an assessment clinic for providing comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluations of maltreated children and families. In this project the clinical psychology supervisor is part of the assessment team and assists directly in guiding the multidisciplinary process as needed. The supervisor also meets with the psychology students individually and as a group to provide direct teaching and supervision of psychology training. Students need a strong theoretical background in normal child development before they can understand maltreatment. Issues such as maltreatment require a multidisciplinary approach in university settings. By exposing bright and concerned graduate students early in their professional development to questions about how children cope with maltreatment, what treatment approaches help, what placement alternatives work best, and how to prevent future maltreatment, research and applied programs will be stimulated. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (97th, New Orleans, LA, August 11-15, 1989).