Social work students' feelings and concerns about the ending of their fieldwork supervision

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Abstract

This qualitative study examines the feelings and concerns of 80 social work students at the ending of their fieldwork supervision. The findings show that students who described good relationships reported mixed or ambivalent feelings about the ending, deriving from their warm feelings of attachment, on the one hand, and from their drive to grow and develop, on the other. Those who described poor or fair relationships were spared feelings of sadness or loss, but they were also left without good feelings and with little ability to express their bad ones. The paper offers practical suggestions for improving the supervisory process and ending the fieldwork supervision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Work Education
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Ending
  • Field supervision
  • Social work students
  • Supervisory relationship
  • Termination

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