Co-supervision of social work students: A model for meeting the future needs of the profession
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2005
Australian Social Work
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 154–166, June 2005
How to Cite
Coulton, P. and Krimmer, L. (2005), Co-supervision of social work students: A model for meeting the future needs of the profession. Australian Social Work, 58: 154–166. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0748.2005.00200.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 9 JUN 2005
- Article accepted for publication January 2005.
- field education;
- social work students
This article presents co-supervision as an effective and efficient model for field education of social work students. In our current climate of scarce resources and with a changing workforce that is increasingly feminised and part-time, this model provides a framework for efficient resource allocation by sharing the responsibility of field education among more than one social work supervisor. We will describe a model of co-supervision that we have developed over a period of 6 years. We will be using the findings from our own exploratory study for this model along with practice-based reflection to support our proposal that co-supervision is an innovative and beneficial model for field work education of social work students.