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Supervision in Social Work Practice

Credit Hour : 3

Organized by :   Zur Institute, Inc.

Specialities :   Psychotherapy, Social Worker Clinical

Conference Summary

Supervision in Social Work Practice is organized by Zur Institute, Inc..

You have three years from the time you order the course/s to complete them. Since courses require updating, the course/s you purchase will expire after three years.

CE credits hours: 3

General Course Description:
This course has broad applicability: its utility extends to supervisors of social workers across direct practice disciplines, such as mental health, medical, aging and independence, child and family, housing and food security, immigration and refugee, etc. It is intended as continuing education for all types of social work supervisors: supervisors of social workers pursuing clinical licensure, supervisors within the professional practice setting, and field supervisors of undergraduate and graduate social work interns.

The foundational course includes several articles and an audiotaped interview (transcript provided). It provides an overview of the generalist perspective on supervision of the social worker, including legal and ethical standards which are the backbone of the profession, as well as a survey of logistical and practical tools. This foundation is augmented with advanced supervisory considerations, such as emotional attunement of the supervisor to the supervisee, organization and systemic constraints impacting supervision, supervisory intent versus evidenced supervisory practice, training and support of the social work supervisor; and ethical, logistical, and practice implications of the growing trend toward external supervision. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.

Educational Objectives:
This course will teach the participant to
• Review foundational values and standards of social work practice and supervision
• Distinguish management of the social worker from supervision of the social worker
• Describe the growing trend toward external supervision, and its ethical, logistical, and practice implications

Course Syllabus:
• Introduction to Social Work Supervision
• Social Work Supervision
  ○ Generalist Perspective of Social Work Practice
  ○ Foundational Concepts in Supervision of the Social Worker
• Ethical Considerations in Social Work Supervision
  ○ Core Values and Ethical Standards
  ○ Ethical Principles
  ○ Emotions and Social Work Practice and Supervision
• Logistics of Social Work Supervision
  ○ Management Versus Supervision
  ○ External Supervision

General Information  - Overview:
• You can complete courses in one or more sittings over three years. Since courses require updating, the course/s you purchase will expire after three years.
• You can read, watch or listen to the course material online, download and/or print it.
• You can take the posttest as many times as you need to pass.
• You will get your test results and a printable certificate instantaneously online.
• The day you submit the evaluation (after you pass the posttest) is your course completion date. IMPORTANT NOTE: All times/dates are Eastern Standard Time.

Credit Info

  • Credit Hour : 3
Target Audience

• Psychologists
• SWs
• Counselors
• & Nurses

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