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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 07th Aug 2021

From supervision training to intervision learning?

****A reflection on changing the way I deliver training on reflective supervision

I have been delivering training for many years now and have always been more confident around outcomes in terms of some topics than others. One topic I have often been asked to deliver on is reflective supervision. I have spent a great deal of time trying to ensure that my training in this area has been both practical and research informed, but I have never been fully confident about the actual impact of this training. To what extent were supervisors able to use their learning over the coming months?

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 10th Apr 2021

SAVE THE DATE!

Registration is open now! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PupIkj-xROySNJzeQTncIg

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 06th Apr 2021

The building Blocks of contemporary listening?

Following some recent conversations on twitter, I have spent some time reflecting and trying to improve my understanding and use of ‘netiquette’. I find twitter a really interesting professional space and I have made some useful connections (indeed the social work student connect team only came about following a tweet) but I wanted to ensure that I was using twitter appropriately and kindly.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 01st Sep 2020

Tears and tissues: a virtual experience

I have been a practice educator for 27 years. I love working with students and with newly qualified workers. When the lockdown started, I found myself looking at social media much more than usual and became increasingly concerned about students’ experiences of suspended and cancelled placements. What could I do? When I was asked to work with a small number of students as a practice educator in a virtual capacity I jumped at the opportunity.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 15th Jul 2020

Drawing social work journeys

The last image of the week introduced the Wednesday Webinars with the student connect team. These are going really well. We have now had 5 webinars and it is great to see the same people coming back each week, it feels as though we are beginning to develop a virtual community of practice. Our last session focused on reflective supervision. I introduced the ‘journey model’ explaining that supervision is the passport to any social work journey.

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