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September 25, 2023

CMH Assignment C

CMH Assignment C

Assessment- Clinical supervision and reflective practice in the mental health sector

Assessment type – Essay

Word limit/length – 2000 words


This assignment provides an opportunity to consider how you might develop your capacity as a reflective practitioner, and how clinical supervision (a form of reflective practice) can contribute to better outcomes for service users. Whilst talking about psychiatric nursing, Phil Barker (1994, in Lakeman 2000) suggested that clinical supervision served two main functions, to protect people in care from mental health professionals and to protect mental health professionals from themselves. Clinical supervision has long been an essential element of psychotherapy training and practice and is encouraged if not mandated for most mental health professionals. This is your opportunity to explore clinical supervision in some depth and to hopefully become an informed and sophisticated supervisee. Lakeman, R. (2000). Advanced nursing practice: experience, education and something else. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 7(1), 89-94. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2850.2000.00257.x

CMH Assignment C

Learning outcomes

This assessment task is aligned with the following learning outcomes:

Critically explore the concepts of empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence in the provision of mental health care and how these can be sustained and developed through reflective practice and clinical supervision in order to improve mental health outcomes.

Assessment details

CMH Assignment C. With reference to scholarly literature and research evidence, argue that clinical supervision and reflective practice are essential to achieve positive outcomes for service users in mental health care. Ensure that your essay shows the link between clinical supervision and reflective practice to the concepts of empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence. Remember that a key aspect of this assessment is to reference scholarly literature and research evidence. This assignment differs from previous assignment, in that it allows you to consider your own reflective practice and look at the impact of clinical supervision on consumers of mental health services. Clinical supervision is common but is not mandated for all mental health professionals, so you may wish to visit the Australian Clinical Supervision Association website for background information if you are unfamiliar with this practice. By exploring the concepts of reflective practice and clinical supervision, and then reflecting on the impacts of clinical supervision, your experience as a supervisee will hopefully be enriched.

Learning Objectives

You will demonstrate the following Unit Learning Outcomes on the successful completion of this task: Demonstrate knowledge of the key principles of leadership and management in practice in early childhood education and care services and settings underpinned by theoretical and practical perspectives on administration, management and leadership. Demonstrate an understanding of how to build supportive and collaborative environments for children, parents, community and staff. CMH Assignment C. Critically reflect on the role that advocacy plays in early childhood education (locally, nationally and internationally) and identify the skills that a strong advocate for the ECEC profession should display.  Critically analyse and understand the role of the educational leader: including relationships, responsibilities, expectations, ethical practice and transition to an educational leader.

Task Description

You are required to go through the 3 interviews with the educational leaders in ECED provided and then follow the instructions under the Task Instruction section below. Rationale As an early childhood educator, it is important you have an understanding about leadership and your role as a leader. Task Instruction Three interviews with educational leaders in ECEC are provided. Choose ONE interview with an educational leader to complete the analysis; the interviews can be found under the assignment 2 information. You will prepare a critical review of the role, responsibilities and challenges of the early childhood educational leader. The information collected from the interview is to be analysed to describe the educational leader’s position with respect to: key roles and responsibilities of the educational leader and the leadership style, and link this to early childhood leadership theory.

Discuss the challenges faced by early childhood educational leader with respect to leadership style, processes and practices employed; provide examples in practice. Present and discuss measures the educational leader takes to advocate for children’s learning and development Critically review what quality means in terms of the leadership role regarding educational outcomes for children; provide examples in practice.

Referencing Style

Referencing should conform to the APA 7th style. It is recommended that you refer to the referencing guide available through the SCU library.


1500 Word.

Task Submission

CMH Assignment C. Report should be submitted using the Turnitin submission link titled “Assessment 1: Portfolio” in the Assessments Tasks & Submission section on the Blackboard TCHR3004 site. Only a word document submitted via the Turnitin portal on Blackboard will be accepted. You must label your submission with your surname and initials and the assessment task’s name, e.g: “JonesA_Portfolio.docx”. Special Consideration As per Southern Cross University policy: Students wishing to request special consideration to extend the due date of an assessment task must submit a Request for Special Consideration form via their MyEnrolment page as early as possible and prior to the original due date for that assessment task, along with any accompanying documents, such as medical certificates.

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