Group supervision is cost effective, time effective, and makes the most of the expertise of all supervisees involved. In group supervision, there are increased opportunities for vicarious learning, exposure to a broader range of client populations and social work practice settings, increased opportunities for feedback, and an opportunity for modeling interventions and group work processes and skills. Groups are a natural container for role-play, reflective practice, parallel process, and activities directly applicable to practice. In this workshop, participants will identify the fundamentals of group work and supervision, describe specific models, approaches, and structures for group supervision, and discuss the benefits and limitations of group supervision.
This workshop will be relevant for supervisors who work with staff teams within agencies and supervisors who provide off-site clinical supervision. It will focus on practical application and include didactic instruction, small and large group discussion, demonstrations, and opportunities for experiential learning and direct skill development.
Workshop participants will:
- Review the core skill sets for supervision: individual, group, and staff group, across a variety of social work settings
- Review the core skill sets for group work
- Consider the benefits and limitations of group supervision
- Learn models and structures for supervision groups
- Learn and practice approaches and activities for conducting group supervision
Counts as Elective course for Supervision Certificate
*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.