Personal, Professional and Practice Development: Clinical Supervision

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This article investigates current research concerns in relation to clinical supervision and offers a rationale for using case studies as a means of evaluation. Three case studies are used to illustrate how development and growth can occur as a result of clinical supervision. The use of case studies as a means of evaluation is analysed. Case studies provide unique insights into the dynamics and processes of clinical supervision. Any improvement in practice ought to bring about improvements in client care, thus case studies can add to the accumulating, qualitative data that support the link between clinical supervision and improved client care. This article recommends that more case studies should be carried out and that the findings are compiled on a centralized database in order that evidence supporting the widespread use of clinical supervision is readily accessible.


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