Group Work and Supervision: Fundamentals, Models, & Approaches
This workshop focuses on practical application of the skills and concepts essential for delivering effective supervision via individual and group processes. The workshop is a robust mixture of brief lecture/overview of concepts, didactic instruction, small and large group discussion, demonstrations, and opportunities for experiential learning and direct skill development.
Workshop Learning Objectives
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 course is intended for those who have been (or will be soon) providing clinical/non-clinical supervision for those seeking next level licensure, direct reports in-agency, or BSW/MSW student interns. This workshop will be relevant for supervisors who work with staff teams within agencies and supervisors who provide off-site clinical supervision. This course is intended for those who have an interest or experience utilizing group work as a means for providing supervision.
Social Work Competency Requirements Needed for Licensure
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has defined nine competencies that must be taught within the institution’s social work education curriculum. The number of credit hours in each of the competencies is set by CSWE and must be met by each individual social work license applicant. Each institution’s social work program may vary in how it develops its curriculum and occasionally the curriculum falls short of meeting all the required hours in one or more of the competencies. When this happens an individual graduates lacking some hours in some or in rare cases all of the nine competencies. The Minnesota Board of Social Work allows an individual to compete the necessary hours through continuing education. Each course developed by the Center for Practice Transformation will list the number of hours provided in the relevant competencies.
This course provides six (6) hours in meeting the criteria for the competency “Clinical intervention methods informed by research and current standards of practice”
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.
Pricing and Registration
All classes will be held over Zoom
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.
Please contact Center for Practice Transformation with any questions you may have.
Registration is open until midnight February 7th. Materials will be sent to you via email prior to the start of the workshop. Cancellation five days or less prior to the start of the workshop will be eligible for a 50% refund.