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Workplace Abuse: Roles of the Supervisor and the Supervisee

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The management of workplace abuse in supervision and the subsequent remedial roles of the supervisor and the supervisee are complicated by the limited published literature in this field. This paper draws together health, education, psychology, and employment literature with the author’s experience to present key issues relevant to this area. These viewpoints address ethical dilemmas concerning confidentiality, accountability, and emotional trauma, and are formulated into a process of care for clinical supervisors. This model encourages the supervisee to work towards resolving workplace issues while maintaining competency to practice. The efficacy of this model is demonstrated by means of a case example. Further research is recommended to understand and categorize workplace trauma, the result of workplace abuse, and appropriate responses for associated professionals.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Workplace Abuse: Roles of the Supervisor and the Supervisee created by Ann Christie, Dip(OT), NZROT

Publication Date:

Spring 2009, Vol. 6, No. 1

Course Material Author

Ann Christie, Dip(OT), NZROT

Frances Rutherford Lecture Award 1998
Senior Occupational Therapist
Specializing in Child Adolescent Mental Health
Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand
[email protected]

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about roles of supervisor and supervisee in cases of workplace abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Outline limitations of the current legislative and organizational ability to identify and deal with workplace abuse.

  2. Identify ethical dilemmas supervisors face in WPB cases.

  3. Define the roles of the supervisor and supervisee in cases of workplace abuse.

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Course Number 101815
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  • Reading-Based Online
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