This workshop teaches new supervisors and updates those who are experienced about the range of skills involved in individual and group supervision in an array of service contexts. Supervisors are guided in structuring regularly scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees and the appropriate use of individual versus group meetings. Emphasis is placed on supporting staff in self-assessment with careful attention to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues within the service context.
Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):
- Structure regularly scheduled supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees
- Support supervisees in self-assessment and planning to advance their practice strengths, address challenges, and develop as professionals
- Teach supervisees to use an “evidence-informed” approach to empirically evaluating practice
- Model the behavior of striving for professional competence through ongoing education, supervision, and self-care
- Structure group supervision sessions focused on common practice themes and situations (e.g., ethical dilemmas)
- Utilize social work group facilitation skills to promote group process during group supervision