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Research: Barriers and facilitators to accessing effective clinical supervision and the implementation of a clinical supervision exchange model in the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector

Mar 11, 2022

The Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) funded a research project looking at access to effective clinical supervision in the AOD sector. The findings of this project have just been published in a paper titled “Barriers and facilitators to accessing effective clinical supervision and the implementation of a clinical supervision exchange model in the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector”. 

Qualitative interviews were conducted with Brisbane based AOD workers and managers at the end of 2019 and start of 2020. The findings of this study suggest that limited time, cost and availability of skilled supervisors are barriers to AOD workers accessing high-quality clinical supervision. The implementation of a clinical supervision ‘exchange model’ between AOD treatment services was perceived by workers and managers to be a resource-effective strategy for increasing access to high-quality clinical supervision.

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