Supervision is a key opportunity for social workers to engage in reflection and learning. It is an environment in which they can discuss their practice and their emotional reactions to it, and plan for future intervention and their professional development. Reflection is fundamental to the supervision process, but this chapter focuses specifically on the role played by critical reflection and meaningful reflective supervision in enhancing emotional resilience in social workers. First, the chapter explores how critical reflection can help social workers manage their emotional reactions to practise more effectively. Secondly, it examines the role played by reflective supervision in fostering a relationship characterized by positive regard which, in turn, can build emotional resilience. Finally, it provides both social workers and managers with some skills and tools required to enhance resilience through the supervisory process.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
- Critical reflection and reflective supervision
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number