Kieran O’Donoghue PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Massey University, New Zealand
Critical Supervision in the Human Services is a timely book which emphasises how context and culture frames supervision and human service practice. The comprehensive critical approach detailed by the authors, synthesises critical theory and critical analysis, with critical pedagogy and transformative learning theory, in the pursuit of socially just supervision. This book clearly demonstrates how and why supervision is the signature pedagogy within the human services and makes an outstanding and important contribution to 21st Century supervision theory and practice. It is a must read for students, human service practitioners, supervisors and managers.
Liz Beddoe, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, University of Auckland
Critical Supervision in the Human Services is a book we have been waiting for and will be a popular addition to the library of supervisors, educators, and supervision researchers and scholars. This book explores critical perspectives on the role of supervision in human services in the global, organisational and professional domains. Noble, Gray and Johnston deftly apply the critical pedagogies of transformational learning and critical reflection in an enriching exploration of how excellent supervision can promote social justice.