The focus of this study was to qualitatively evaluate worker’s attitudes about clinical supervision. It is believed that poor attitudes toward clinical supervision can create barriers during supervision sessions. Fifty-one participants within a social services organization completed an open-ended questionnaire regarding their clinical supervision experiences. Results suggest four key areas which appear to be strong factors in workers’ experiences and attitudes regarding group supervision: a. facilitator’s skill level; b. creativity; c. utilization of technology; and d. applicability. For organizations interested in overcoming potential barriers to adopting best practices, effectively addressing workers’ negative attitudes toward group supervision would be a worthy endeavor.
Group Supervision, Evidence-based Practices, Worker Attitudes, EBP adoption, Phenomenology
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Brooks, C. T., Patterson, D. A., & McKiernan, P. M. (2012). Group Supervision Attitudes: Supervisory Practices Fostering Resistance to Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices. The Qualitative Report, 17(1), 191-199. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol17/iss1/9