Core Competencies in Social Work Supervision: Crucial Concepts and Skills

The supervisory relationship offers an extraordinary opportunity to influence the performance and job satisfaction of staff. Because supervisors are often expected to mediate the pressures associated with over-burdened staff, resource constraints, escalating client need, and a volatile policy climate, effective preparation for this role can make a world of difference. To be effective, supervisors must develop skills to manage complexity, think systematically and behave relationally. This workshop is foundational to effective supervision and a good starting point for those seeking to become Board approved supervisors. It is also an excellent opportunity to refresh your skills if you are a seasoned supervisor.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended for emerging and experienced clinical supervisors to support skill acquisition and implementation of strategies to support clinical development. After completing this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify, differentiate, and implement supervisory skills related to administrative and supportive supervision
  • Identify modalities to increase awareness and staff centered practices
  • Engage in skills of supervisory practice including reflective listening, holding to focus, and maintaining race and trauma informed boundaries with supervisees
  • Distinguish skills necessary for informed supervisory practice, addressing performance and decision making issues, and boundary issues
  • Evaluate their own supervisory experiences and styles in order to inform their developing supervisory styles.

Clinical Clock Hours

This workshop does not include clinical content.

Virtual Workshop

This workshop meets via Zoom. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom event along with materials approximately three days prior to the workshop.

Related Certificates

This workshop can be used toward meeting Board Approved Supervisor requirements, License Supervisor renewal and CPT’s Certificate in Clinical Supervision requirements.

Questions?

Please contact Center for Practice Transformation transform@umn.edu with any questions.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended for emerging and experienced clinical supervisors to support skill acquisition and implementation of strategies to support clinical development. After completing this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify, differentiate, and implement supervisory skills related to administrative and supportive supervision
  • Identify modalities to increase awareness and staff centered practices
  • Engage in skills of supervisory practice including reflective listening, holding to focus, and maintaining race and trauma informed boundaries with supervisees
  • Distinguish skills necessary for informed supervisory practice, addressing performance and decision making issues, and boundary issues
  • Evaluate their own supervisory experiences and styles in order to inform their developing supervisory styles.

Clinical Clock Hours

This workshop does not include clinical content.

Virtual Workshop

This workshop meets via Zoom. Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom event along with materials approximately three days prior to the workshop.

Related Certificates

This workshop can be used toward meeting Board Approved Supervisor requirements, License Supervisor renewal and CPT’s Certificate in Clinical Supervision requirements.

Questions?

Please contact Center for Practice Transformation transform@umn.edu with any questions.

About the Presenter

Christina Haddad Gonzalez, MSW, LICSW

Director of Student Support Services at Richfield Public Schools

Christina Haddad Gonzalez is the Director of Student Support Services at Richfield Public Schools where she is responsible for the oversight of school social workers, outreach workers, and guidance counselors. Support services partner deeply with schools and parents to support academic achievement for all students. Previously, Christina was the Senior Program Director at the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) and also worked at Washburn Center for Children managing the school based mental health program for Minneapolis and Bloomington Public Schools.

In addition, she served with The Family Partnership for 10 years, first as an in home and play therapist for six years and was then appointed Director of In-Home Services. Christina is also a Community Faculty at the University of Minnesota in the School of Social Work and serves on their Advisory Council. Christina is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology and Spanish/Portuguese—and obtained her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Social Work.

Pricing and Registration

Registration is on a first come basis and enrollment is capped to ensure a personalized learning experience. The presenter has designed the course to include a robust and engaging mixture small group discussions, role plays, modeling and case studies.

Individual Registration

Registration will close three days prior to the start of the event. Cancellations can be made up to 14 days before the event at no charge. Cancellations requested 13 days or less before the event will be charged 50% of the workshop fee. No refund will be offered for cancellations made less than a week in advance.