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Supervision

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Supervision Requirements by Virginia Law​

 

Supervisors must hold an active LCSW in Virginia and have at least two years of post-licensure clinical social work experience. Additionally, they must have undergone professional training in supervision, either through a three (3) credit-hour graduate course dedicated to supervision or at least 14 hours of continuing education provided by an 18VAC140-20-105 approved provider. This requisite training should be completed within the five years leading up to the submission of the supervision application to the Virginia Board of Social Work.​​

Year Round Supervision

NASW Virginia offers supervision courses year-round, with emphasis on Foundations of Supervision (formerly Core Clinical Supervision), Supervision: Independent Supervision Best Practices and Managing Vicarious Liability (formerly Independent Clinical Supervision), Supervision: The Ethics of Digital Technology and Clinical Supervision (formerly Mastering the Ethical Divide of Digital Technology and Clinical Supervision), Supervision: The Many Faces of Multicultural Competence - Ethics, Awareness, Sensitive, Humility and Responsiveness, and Supervision: Overcoming Games Played in Supervision (formerly Matchpoint: Overcoming Games Played in Supervision).

It is not require that the supervision courses offered be taken in a specific order. Any of the courses listed can be taken to fulfill Board requirements. However, for practitioners seeking training for first time eligibility as a clinical supervisor, the Foundations of Supervision course content is designed as a core supervision course and contains strategic and critical content particularly helpful for a first-time LCSW or clinical supervisor.

 

Peer-reviewed course content includes supervision theories, group supervision, intervention strategies, supervision ethics , supervisor and supervisee assessment instruments, supervision contracts and other documents that support effective clinical supervision efforts.  Practitioners seeking first-time clinical supervision training requirements may find the Foundations course particularly useful and may then choose other NASWVA supervision courses to expand the participant’s evidence-based knowledge of best practices in supervision.

Experience year-round supervision courses with NASW Virginia, featuring a range of specialized offerings. Our courses include:

 

There is no specific order mandated for taking the offered supervision courses. Any of the listed courses can be selected to fulfill Board requirements. However, for practitioners aiming to meet the training criteria for initial eligibility as a clinical supervisor, the Foundations of Supervision course content is specifically designed as a core supervision course. It encompasses strategic and critical content that proves particularly beneficial for individuals undertaking the role of a first-time LCSW or clinical supervisor.

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