A Vision for Supervision

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Strengths-based Questions for Reflective Conversations Do you supervise others? Or do you receive supervision yourself? Supervision plays a pivotal role in the professional development of social workers, psychologists, counsellors, managers, health practitioners, life coaches and other human service professionals. At its best, supervision can be a powerful crucible of discovery and learning for both supervisor and practitioner—with the benefits also flowing on to clients.

Strengths-based Questions for Reflective Conversations. Do you supervise others? Or do you receive supervision yourself?

Supervision plays a pivotal role in the professional development of social workers, psychologists, counsellors, managers, health practitioners, life coaches and other human service professionals. At its best, supervision can be a powerful crucible of discovery and learning for both supervisor and practitioner—with the benefits also flowing on to clients.

‘Fantastic! This particular set has been very helpful in the team-building sessions we have been facilitating internally and, in one instance, externally. We get them out every training day and the act of conscious “choosing” is instantly empowering—choosing the use of a strength also has been part of our externalising sessions.’

Andrew Shirres, Practice Development Coach, St Luke’s Anglicare

A Vision for Supervision consists of 40 cards arranged in 5 colour-coded suits:

  • Beginning: Establishing a relationsship. 
  • Contexting: Identifying our accountability.
  • Sharpening the Focus: Making each session count
  • Widening the Lens: Mapping our professional development
  • Ending: Celebrating the journey

There are also 40 key topics such as ‘Hopes and plans’, ‘Present situation’,  ‘What worked?’ and ‘Noticing success’, along with 160 strengths-based, reflective questions for building your supervision conversations from start to finish.