The growing population of aging Americans is bringing with it thousands of new workers into agencies serving the elderly each year. Now, the need for supervisors to administer and train staff in programs for older persons is increasing as well. This is a practical, "how-to" guide for the supervision of case managers, personal care providers, and interns working in community services and long-term care of ill or disabled older persons. This updated edition expands its focus by offering the latest, up-to-date ideas and proven "practice wisdom" for handling many of the field's most common problems.
Filled with direct and composite case examples, this useful guide looks at concerns central to the changing field of practice. Part one gives an overview of the social work perspective. Parts two and three consider practice and administrative issues. Supervision of interns is covered in part four, and part five expands the scope of original edition by discussing the similarities and differences between home care and long-term care settings. Chapters include coverage of:
dual emphasis on person and environment
treatment with dignity and respect
stages of helping, learning, and teaching
negotiating the balance between dependence and independence
styles of learning and teaching
tuning in and anticipatory empathy
assessment, case planning, on-going work, and termination
empowerment, mediation, and advocacy
the supervisor as "middle management"
the supervisory conference and recording requirements
evaluation in group supervision
Gerontological Supervision is an invaluable resource for supervisors with or without MSWs and RNs, as well as case managers, personal care providers, interns, and educators and students in social work.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
`Ann Burack-Weiss and Frances Coyle Brennan provide a practical ``how-to'' guide for social work supervisors, which uses a person-in-environment approach to illustrate strategies for working with direct care social workers as they develop and implement intervention plans...This book's second edition is a practical resource for social workers who supervise case managers, direct care workers, and interns who work with older adults.' - The Gerontologist
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