Supervision and Professional Development in Social Work Practice aims to familiarize its readers with the current state of supervision in social work, provide them a common platform for reflection and action and thereby promote excellence in their respective learning, research and professional practice areas. It incorporates contributions by scholars, practitioners and students from various backgrounds, professional disciplines and countries. The ideas, concepts and practice frameworks discussed in this book are useful in any human service context. However, they need to be adapted with cultural sensitivity and appropriate levels of consultation and guidance to effectively challenge prevalent practice frameworks and support the embracing of new ideas to enhance professional and authentic engagement. The book utilizes several research studies, views, experiences and reflections, and includes numerous Voices from the Field, which provide diverse perspectives and viewpoints as well as practical help. This book will prove indispensable for academicians, practitioners, supervisors and supervisees as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of social work, counselling, psychology and education.
Chapter 9: Use of Technology in Supervision
In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
In this chapter, the readers will be familiarized with the application of technologies used in supervision. Acknowledging the use of technology is not new in SW, nor in social work supervision. We will review various types of technology and their applications to the supervision space. Through this process, we will pay due diligence to ethics and ethical practice pertaining to the employment of technology in supervision.
In considering ways to provide access to supervision where location or time may limit face-to-face availability, the use of technology provides many options. Technologies are used ...