A systematic review of the training of clinical supervisorsThis miniproject is now complete.
Clinical supervision is now recognized as essential to the initial and continuing professional development of mental health practitioners, such as clinical psychologists. However, there is no evidence-based guide on the training of supervisors, and experts' narrative reviews of the topic are inconsistent with research findings. As the Editor of the Handbook of Psychotherapy Supervision (Watkins, 1997; p. 604) put it, "something does not compute."
This miniproject will therefore conduct a systematic review of the best-available research, in order to clarify some guidelines for supervisor training. This will offer an important resource to staff who train supervisors within Clinical Psychology Doctorates (amongst others).
A paper based on this project has now been submitted to The Clinical Supervisor (TCS), and a presentation made at the BABCP conference
in July 2009Funding:
September 2008Contact: Alia Sheikh
, Doctorate in clinical psychology,
4th floor Ridley Building,
University of Newcastle,