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ERIC Number: EJ941203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Transforming Staff through Clinical Supervision
Pfeifer, Douglas
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n2 p29-33 2011
In order to continue to do great work with challenging youth, teachers should know that learning helps them be better professionals. Clinical supervision is one of the vehicles used. In a Re-ED program, those who work directly with youth (called teacher-counselors) are the primary agents of change. This makes it necessary to equip them with the skills to provide the most impactful treatment possible. The limits on how much young people can grow are often set by the abilities of the staff who serve them. The clinical supervisor provides education, facilitates learning, and inspires the teacher-counselors to embrace the process of gaining insight into the youth with whom they are working. This in turn allows them to brainstorm new and more effective interventions. The primary focus should be to enhance basic skills for the staff member who spends the most time with the youth. Through the process described in this article, staff can be empowered to reach higher levels of professional competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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