Supporting and developing resilience in social work
Supporting and developing resilience in social work

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Supporting and developing resilience in social work

4.1 Reflective supervision

All social workers need the opportunity to reflect on their work in supervision. This is not only needed in times of distress and trauma, but on a regular basis as part of ongoing support and learning. The importance of reflective supervision was highlighted by the Social Work Reform Board in 2010. Subsequently the LGA has published a supervision framework for employers of social workers [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] which you might find useful.

By this stage of your social work development, you are almost certainly experienced in using supervision, although you may need to be proactive in ensuring that you get regular professional supervision. Building on this, in Activity 6 you now think about how you currently use supervision as a means of developing emotional resilience. You will also be creating your own checklist of key points that will help you prepare for and be more active in your supervision sessions.

Activity 6 How to make the best use of supervision for emotional resilience

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