Toolkit

Supporting Virtual Teams and Remote Clinical Supervision

2020

Supporting Virtual Teams and Remote Clinical Supervision

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This toolkit was published by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health and Children’s Mental Health Ontario.

HERE’S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way community-based child and youth mental health agencies provide support to families. To comply with orders of the emergency declaration in Ontario (March 17, 2020; extended on March 30, 2020) and associated efforts to promote physical distancing, many agencies are delivering professional services through virtual visits and telephone, having rapidly transitioned to using online platforms and tools that allow service providers to work from home. This sudden adjustment to a new way of working brings novel challenges for supervisors and teams.

To support our community partners during this challenging time, the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and Children’s Mental Health Ontario scanned the academic and grey literature for practical guidance for supervisors managing virtual teams. The content and resources shared in this document were not collected through an exhaustive search or systematic review, and reflect information available at the time of writing.
Our scan uncovered only a small number of relevant, credible, evidence-based resources offering practical recommendations on how to support virtual teams and engage in remote clinical supervision. This is an area in need of further study. As new practice evidence emerges, recommendations may evolve.

Despite these limitations, this resource offers:

  • key considerations for supervisors supporting virtual teams
  • key considerations for remote clinical supervision
  • a short list of links to resources for additional reading

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health & Children’s Mental Health Ontario. (2020). Supporting Virtual Teams and Remote Clinical Supervision. Retrieved from https://www.cymh.ca/en/projects/resources/covid-19/covid-19_supporting_remote_workers_and_teams.pdf

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