Clinical supervision is a principal component of learning and growth within the social work profession, ensuring that new professionals are equipped with the insight and skills they need to practice effectively, ethically, and sustainably. Social work relies heavily on skilled supervisors acting as mentors to new professionals, with most learning occurring on the job. Participants will survey theoretical frameworks for clinical supervision, with an emphasis on supervisee development and use of the Reflective Practice framework.
- Understand the genesis and development of theoretical models of clinical supervision.
- Target clinical supervision interventions to the developmental stage of the supervisee through use of the Taibbi Four Stage Model.
- Learn and apply core components of Reflective Practice Supervision, including how to orient supervisees to the task of clinical supervision through verbal contracting.
- Effectively address ethical difficulties and clinical challenges presented by supervisees through use of a concrete supervisory framework.
Counts as Elective -or- Ethics Course for Supervision Certificate
*Course previously titled Models of Supervision: Developmental Models for the Supervision of Psychotherapy and Ethical Dimensions- A focus on Reflective Supervision
*Each class this year will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.