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dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-15T23:07:52Z
dc.date.available2015-06-15T23:07:52Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6726
dc.description.abstractThis research used a collaborative inquiry process approach to explore how spirituality is experienced and expressed in supervision. The inquiry involved an established professional development group of supervisors, of which the researcher was a member, and their associated supervisors in a four stage process of dialogue and reflection. From the data, experiences and expressions of spirituality in supervision were clustered under the themes of magical and memorable moments, ordinariness, connections within the supervision relationship, supervisor choice, strength-based practice, the use of ritual and ways of asking questions. These experiences and activities were believed important to practicing biculturally and holistically. They were found to provide benefits not just in supervision but also in work with clients and in the practitioner's wider life and self-care. Conscious practice and the use of supervisee-appropriate language and questions was a consequence of participant research involvement. Ethical cautions regarding spirituality in supervision are identified and ways of advancing these are discussed. Recommendations for future debates, training, emphases in supervision and supervisor choice are proposed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectSocial workersen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectReligious aspectsen_US
dc.subjectSocial serviceen_US
dc.titleOut of the closet : experiences and expressions of spirituality in supervision : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Worken_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophy (M. Phil.)en_US


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