S23-2004 Supervision Strategies for the Development of Competent Social Workers (Day 2)

Overwhelmingly, the research shows that Supervisors have an essential role in effective client outcomes and workforce development.  The purpose of this workshop is to identify and explore the components of effective clinical supervision.  Content will include the basic functions, role, responsibilities, and standards of supervision with emphasis on the legal and regulatory language that describe these concepts. Other topics covered includes: developing professional identify and critical thinking in supervisees, setting expectations, and effective communication. This workshop includes practice activities to apply the content covered and examples of strategies for enhanced supervision. This workshop meets the requirements of Supervision CEUs and the requirement for Board Approved Supervisors to complete 12 credit hours of continuing education in social work supervision (COMAR

Module 1: The Role, Responsibilities, and Standards for Social Work Supervisors Description: Module 1 will explore the roles and responsibilities of front-line social work supervisors. Content will focus on the national standards and state statutes and regulations which identify the expectations of professional social work supervision. Participants will also learn strategies to increase critical thinking skills; to develop professional use of self

Module 2: The Use of Effective Feedback and Accountability Measures: Supervisors influence worker behavior and successful client outcomes through communicating with and motivating supervisees to incorporate best-practices and meet professional practice expectations. The focus of this module will be on the identification of strategies for influencing behavior, measuring progress, assessment of skill level, accountability measures, and constructing the effective supervisory session.