Improving Professional Development Through Supervision
National Organization for Human Services
Supervisors in human service organizations have multiple responsibilities and are required to utilize complex skill sets. One of the primary areas of responsibility is the professional development of the human service professionals they supervise. This responsibility can be challenging given the multiple demands on a supervisor’s time and energy. To provide an integrated approach to all of the responsibilities of the human services agency supervisor, the Tripartite Model of Supervision is presented. The integration of professional development into the supervision process, the barriers to professional development within a human services agency, and strategies for supervisors to address the barriers are discussed.
Schultz, J.C. (2011). Improving professional development through supervision. National Organization for Human Services 2010 Conference Proceedings.