Clinical Supervision In Community Mental Health: Characterizing Supervision As Usual And Exploring Predictors Of Supervision Content And Process

Abstract [from journal]

Clinical supervision can be leveraged to support implementation of evidence-based practices in community mental health settings, though it has been understudied. This study focuses on 32 supervisors at 23 mental health organizations in Philadelphia. We describe characteristics of supervisors and organizations and explore predictors of supervision content and process. Results highlight a low focus on evidence-based content and low use of active supervision processes. They underscore the need for further attention to the community mental health context when designing supervision-targeted implementation strategies. Future work should assess whether supervision models specific to community mental health are needed.