Validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT)

Who is conducting the research?                
Ms Sarah Hamilton, Doctor of Philosophy candidate, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University
Associate Professor Lynne Briggs, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University
Professor Analise O’Donovan, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
Dr Maddy Slattery, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University
           
Contact Email: sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au

Why is the research being conducted? 

This research aims to validate the Generic Clinical Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. The study forms part of the student investigator’s research to fulfil Griffith University’s requirements for completion of a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD.

What you will be asked to do? 
You will be asked to complete the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool, a short survey about the use of this tool, demographic information and two other brief supervision rating scales which focus on your perceptions of your last supervision session. The questionnaires should take you approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The basis by which participants will be selected or screened?   
You must currently be receiving clinical supervision. For the purpose of this research clinical supervision is defined as a designated interaction between two or more practitioners, within a safe and supportive environment, which enables a process of reflective, critical analysis of care, to ensure quality consumer services. It can be broadly defined as a working alliance where the primary intention of the interaction is to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes.

The expected benefits of research.        
You may not receive any direct benefit from participating in this research, although you could use it as an opportunity to reflect on your experience as a supervisee and assist in informing a supervisor competency tool.

Risks to you.     
The study requires you to complete an online non-identified survey which includes several measures about clinical supervision, we do not anticipate any risks to you.

Your confidentiality.     
Your responses will be entirely confidential. We cannot link your responses to your email address and therefore cannot identify which responses are yours. Your responses will be stored on secure IT equipment, only accessible by the research team. You will not be identified in any publications resulting from this research. If you wish to be included in the draw to win the $200 Visa gift card you will need to supply an email address via a link in the survey so that you can be contacted should you be the recipient of the prize. This number will not be used for any other means.

Your participation is voluntary.
Your participation is voluntary. If you decide to withdraw from this study it will in no way impact on your relationship with Griffith University, or any other organisation that may have directed you to this study. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time by closing the survey before submitting. After submitting your responses, it will not be possible to withdraw from the study, as we have no way of identifying your individual results.
Ethical conduct of research
Griffith University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research project you should contact the Manager, Research Ethics on (07) 3735 5585, research-ethics@griffith.edu.au or Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee, HREC Coordinator on (07) 3443 8047, ethicsresearch.pah@health.qld.gov.au

Survey Monkey data storage
The survey is being conducted using Survey Monkey which is based in the United States of America. Information you provide on this survey will be transferred to Survey Monkey's server in the United States of America. By completing this survey you agree to this data transfer.

Questions and further information.
For additional information please contact Sarah Hamilton by email.
sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au
Informed Consent

By clicking “next”, I confirm that I have read and understood the information package, that I agree to participate in the project, and that my de-identified data may be used and published. In particular have noted that:
  • I understand that my involvement in this research will include answering questions relating to the clinical supervision that I receive;
  • I have had any questions regarding the research project answered to my satisfaction;
  • I understand the risks involved;
  • I understand that there will be no direct benefit to me from my participation in this research, apart from the opportunity to reflect on my experience as a supervisee.
  • I understand that my participation in this research is voluntary;
  • I understand that if I have any additional questions I can contact the research team;
  • I understand that I am free to withdraw at any time prior to submitting my responses, without explanation or penalty;
  • I understand that I can contact the Manager, Research Ethics, at Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee on 3735 4375 (or research-ethics@griffith.edu.au) if I have any concerns about the ethical conduct of the project. Griffith University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research you should contact the Manager, Griffith University Ethics and quote the ethics code GU2015/835. Or contact Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC), HREC Coordinator on (07) 3443 8047, email: ethicsresearch.pah@health.qld.gov.au

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