Child and Youth Care Forum

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 269–281 | Cite as

From Moth to Butterfly: Thoughts on Student Practica Supervision from Education and Practice

  • C. Niall McElwee
  • Phil O'Reilly
  • Susan McKenna


This paper summarizes four years of collegial conversations about practicum supervision in Ireland. The authors, two students and an educator, discuss the nature of supervision and its benefits and make suggestions for a collaborative approach to supervision that has the potential of added benefit.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Niall McElwee
    • 1
  • Phil O'Reilly
    • 2
  • Susan McKenna
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of HumanitiesAthlone Institute of TechnologyAthloneIreland
  2. 2.Residential Child Care WorkerSouth Eastern Health BoardWaterfordIreland
  3. 3.SocSci ConsultancyKilkennyIreland

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