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ERIC Number: EJ1023894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
An Investigation of Factors Involved When Educational Psychologists sSupervise Other Professionals
Callicott, Katie; Leadbetter, Jane
Educational Psychology in Practice, v29 n4 p383-403 2013
Inter-professional supervision combines the social processes of supervision and multi-agency working: both complex and often poorly understood processes. This paper discusses the first author's research of inter-professional supervision, involving an educational psychologist (EP) supervising another professional and complements the recently published guidelines on professional supervision produced by the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP). The research involved 10 semi-structured interviews with six EPs (supervisors) and four other professionals (supervisees) recruited through purposive sampling. Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed and coded using thematic analysis. Research findings suggested that inter-professional supervision was viewed positively. However, participants had a patchy experience of the contracting aspects of supervision and some talked of conflicting conceptualisations of supervision placing a strain on the supervisory relationship. Conclusions reflect the need to view supervision as a process enacted within multiple contexts which impact upon supervision in important ways.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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