A Model for Predicting Clinician Satisfaction with Clinical Supervision

David Best, Edward White, Jacqueline Cameron, Anna Guthrie, Barbara Hunter, Kate Hall, Steve Leicester, Dan Lubman

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    Clinical supervision can improve staff satisfaction and reduce stress and burnout within the workplace and can be a component of organizational readiness to implement evidence-based practice. This study explores clinical supervision processes in alcohol and drug counselors working in telephone and online services, assessing how their experiences of supervision link to workplace satisfaction and well-being. Standardized surveys (Manchester Clinical Supervision Scale and the TCU Survey of Organizational Functioning) were completed by 43 alcohol and drug telephone counselors. Consistency of supervisors and good communication were the strongest predictors of satisfaction with clinical supervision, and satisfaction with supervision was a good predictor of overall workplace satisfaction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-78
    Number of pages12
    JournalAlcoholism Treatment Qualrterly
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2014


    • Clinical supervision
    • Manchester Clinical Supervision Scale
    • Organizational readiness for change
    • work satisfaction
    • worker wellbeing


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