• When Questions are the Answers

      Harlow, Elizabeth; Daley, Maureen; Stone, Karen; University of Chester; University of Nottingham; Independent (British Association of Social Workers, 2015-10)
      Professional supervision enables social work practitioners to reflect on their performance in relation to organizational goals, but also their own developmental needs. Over recent times, front line managers have been encouraged to incorporate reflective techniques in their supervision, such as those associated with coaching. Among coaching theorists there is a consensus that 'questions are the answers'. Good quality questioning conversations, which are part of a trusting supervisory relationship, may be of benefit to social work practitioners as well as the people they aim to help.