Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
counseling, dynamic, residential, supervision, treatment, youth
This study used a survey design to determine if supervision had a moderating effect between exposure to aggression and compassion satisfaction (CS) in a sample of workers in youth residential treatment settings (N=137). Regressions were used to determine if the items related to aggression or supervision maintained a relationship with CS. Out of the five types of aggression surveyed, only direct verbal aggression approached significance with having a negative impact on CS. All of the elements of supervision that were measured reached the level of significance with having a positive impact on CS. These items were checked for scale reliability, and four of the items were combined to create a final supervision scale. This scale had a strong significant relationship with CS. Although supervision had a positive relationship with CS, supervision did not moderate the relationship between CS and the forms of aggression surveyed. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the core concepts as they relate to residential treatment centers for youth. Practical implications and recommendations for future research are also provided.
Workman, T. (2016). A Dynamic System: Restraints, Violence, Compassion Satisfaction, and Supervision (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/113