NASWVA Supervision Course Options

NASWVA offers a variety of courses to meet training requirements mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates.

To see currently available class options or to register for a course, please visit our Calendar of Events.

 

Please note: NASWVA does not require that the supervision courses offered be taken in a specific order. Any of the courses listed below 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.


Foundations of Supervision (formerly: Core Clinical Supervision)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 14.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

This comprehensive seminar addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work. It provides an overview of supervision that is useful both for new supervisors and those wishing to refresh their supervision skills. Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored:

 

  • The purpose, role, and function of supervision;

  • Theories and models of supervision;

  • Oversight and guidance of supervisees, who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients;

  • Individual and group supervision facilitation;

  • Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision; and

  • Ethical issues that arise in supervision.

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

 

  • Understanding the function of supervision and the role of the supervisor;

  • Discussing various theories and approaches that are useful when supervising individuals or groups of supervisees; and

  • Identifying and understanding potential ethical issues related to supervision.
     

Supervision: Independent Supervision Best Practices & Managing Vicarious Liability (formerly: Independent Clinical Supervision)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 7.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 7.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

Regulations for clinical social work supervision have increased both supervisory accountability and liability for competent practice across the country, especially in Virginia. High quality supervision and competent clinical supervisors are actively being sought out by the next generation of clinical professionals. While employers strive to provide the requisite supervision hours mandated by boards, not all are in an organizational or fiscal position to do so. As a result, the demand for Independent Clinical Supervision is on the rise.

 

Amid the challenging social work practice climate, what must practitioners engaging in the exciting practice arena of Independent Clinical Supervision know to assure a successful professional experience? From established resources of practice accountability to the formulation of supervision contracts, this interactive training will both educate and empower attendees. Plan to attend and gain the knowledge and confidence to master your own independent supervisory processes!

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

 

  • Identifying the essential requirements of independent clinical supervision practice;

  • Understanding vicarious liability in the context of the independent clinical supervision process; and

  • Recognizing how evaluation is integral to the independent supervision process.

Supervision: Crafting Successful Group Supervision (formerly: Crafting Successful Group Supervision: Theory, Practice, and Reality)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 7.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

Conducting clinical supervision in a group setting brings richness and a different energy to the process than one-on-one supervision. Do you have the tools to be successful? You have the supervisees, and a site to meet, but what comes next? Do you have the skills, the competencies, and the knowledge of today’s best practice models?

 

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of what you need to begin successfully supervising groups, including:

 

  • A review of the impact of the regulations;

  • A review of best practices for contracting, record-keeping and regulatory compliance;

  • A review of ethical implications for consideration;

  • An opportunity to examine common challenges of group supervision, including transference and counter-transference in group settings, confidentiality considerations, and how to manage processes;

  • A review of specific Group Supervision models, including Interactional, Competency-Based, Task and Reflective methodologies of practice

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

 

  • Identifying the essential requirements of group clinical supervision practice;

  • Understanding the unique needs and challenges of supervising a group; and

  • Learning a variety of models, tools, and best practices that will result in effective group supervision.

Supervision: The Ethics of Digital Technology & Clinical Supervision (formerly: Mastering the Ethical Divide of Digital Technology & Clinical Supervision)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 7.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 7.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

While implications exist for all practitioners, digital technology has brought heightened risk for clinical social work supervisors. Ethical dilemmas abound, including conflicts of interest and dual relationships, state-to-state disparities of licensure scope, and privacy and confidentiality issues. Effective supervisory oversight is essential for managing the current environment as it is affected by technology proficiency; appropriate use of social media and electronic communication; mandatory duty-to-warn situations; and industry demands for interstate practice and licensure portability. Professional liability for both the supervisor and supervisee is paramount. How does one effectively juggle all these moving parts?

Engage in an innovative, interactional, and informative training that blends new knowledge with industry scenarios and application of the latest professional resources, including the 2017 Technology and Social Work Practice (NASW, ASWB, CSWE, CSWA, 2017) and the NASW Code of Ethics. With change the only constant in our industry, can you afford to miss out?

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

 

  • Identifying current ethical disrupters to conducting clinical social work supervision;

  • Discussing ethical implications of liability in engaging digital technology for social work supervision;

  • Discussing how professional use of self impacts technology integration into supervisory practice;

  • Identifying and applying the Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice, plus the Code of Ethics; and

  • Applying session knowledge to attendee’s individual practice setting.

 

Supervision: Cultural Awareness to Multicultural Competence (formerly: From Cultural Awareness to Multicultural Competence in Clinical Supervision: Knowledge, Self-Reflection, Power, Community, and Practice)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 14.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

This 2-day workshop identifies critical knowledge, behavioral aspects and practice strategies for successful multicultural supervision. The course incorporates an entire session on the understanding and practice of cultural humility as part of the multicultural competency growth process.  It addresses diversity and the range of attitudes, values, and assumptions that are based on diverse ethnic, gender, racial, cultural and other interpersonal differences that facilitate or impede effective supervisor-supervisee interactions and successful relationship outcomes. The presentation includes didactic and experiential learning opportunities with a focus on:

 

  • Identifying the differences and similarities between cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural responsiveness, and cultural humility;

  • Defining and applying the concept of cultural humility in clinical practice and supervision;

  • Understanding self-reflection processes and identification of interpersonal multicultural sensitivity;

  • Identifying evidence-based multicultural communication awareness and skills including age cohort generational variables;

  • Identifying and applying key theoretical concepts of multicultural competence perspectives; and

  • Providing strategic supervision practice strategies to enhance multicultural supervision processes and competence.

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

  • Learning key concepts related to cultural competence;

  • Becoming more aware of one’s own attitudes, values and assumptions related to cultural differences; and

  • Exploring ways to incorporate competency in supervisory actions.


 

Supervision: Overcoming Games Played in Supervision (formerly: Matchpoint: Overcoming the Games Played in Supervision)

 

Number of hours:            Attendees will earn 7.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

 

Course Description:       

 

It is the task of the supervisor to ensure that supervision is designed to foster a supportive and nurturing supervisor and supervisee relationship. This relationship is the context for facilitating a supervisee to acquire knowledge-based competencies and healthy professional attitudes and values. Best practices in social work clinical supervision underscore that a strong supervisory alliance is essential to foster supervisee growth. However, there can be many relational challenges in supervision evident in the variety of games that can be played by either the supervisor or the supervisee.  This workshop will overview these games, highlight the power imbalance that exists in the supervisory relationship and identify strategies that can be used to best respond to games in supervision.

 

Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

  • Identifying common games and relationship challenges that may occur in clinical supervision;

  • Distinguishing supervisor games from supervisee games and describing complementary transactions;

  • Identifying strategies that supervisors can use to effectively confront games and enhance the supervisory process; and

  • Providing opportunity for self-reflection and increased awareness of personal game playing.

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