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F22-2003 Clinical Supervision: Strategies to Influence Best Practice

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Supervision CEs

2000 Supervision |  800 Online
Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



Supervisors have an essential role in teaching social workers professional strategies for addressing clinical issues in their practice. The purpose of this workshop is to enhance supervisory skills to help social workers develop critical thinking, professional identify, and practice best practices. This workshop includes practice activities to apply the content covered and examples of strategies for enhanced supervision. This threehour workshop will satisfy the three Supervision CE BSWE requirements.



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University of Maryland School of Social Work

Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy, professional ethics, supervision and leadership, confidentiality, social work and field practicum education, child welfare practice, and curriculum development.  Ms. Ferretto provides consultation and training for private and public agencies in her areas of expertise. She has served on a variety of committees and boards at the local, state, and national level developing policy and program initiatives.

Currently, Ms. Ferretto is on the Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW). During her tenure at the SSW she has held positions in the Office of Field Education, Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program, Child Welfare Academy, Family Connections Baltimore and Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS).  Prior to her positions at the SSW, she served as an administrator at the Maryland Department of Human Services in the following programs: Child Protective Services, Office of Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Staff Development and Training. Ms. Ferretto began her social work career as a Child Protective Services Worker at Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


1:00-1:15 Registration/Log on
1:15  - 3:00
  • Challenges Supervisors Face
  • Supervision Assessment 
  • BSWE Standards of Supervision (COMAR 10.42.08)
  • Major Functions of Supervision 
  • Elements of Effective Clinical Supervision (Munson)
3:00-3:15 Break
  • Assessment of Supervisee (Kolb and Munson) 
  • Evaluating YOUR Effectiveness
  • Influencing Clinical Outcomes: Critical Thinking (Deal)
  • Power Base Inventory (Thomas) 
  • Resources 
  • Revisit: Challenges and Action Plans
12:15 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Explore the functions and role of clinical supervision.
  • Develop strategies to improve critical thinking and professional practice of those they supervise.
  • Incorporate strategies for developing professional identity of their social workers to improve clinical outcomes.


Day One:
09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:45 What is human trafficking?
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:15 Domestic Minor Trafficking (DMST)
12:15 Questions & Adjournment


Day Two:

09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 DMST and Youth in Out-of-Home Care
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Working with Victims
12:15 Questions & Adjournment


Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Bibliography & References




  1. MD Board of Social Work Examiner (BSWE) website:
  2. Barak, M. E. M., Travis, D. J., Pyun, H., & Xie, B. (2009). The impact of supervision on worker outcomes: A meta-analysis. Social Service Review, 83(1), 3–32.
  3. Cohen, N. A., & Rhodes, G. B. (1978). Social Work Supervision: Administration in Social Work, 1(3), 281. Retrieved from
  4. Collins-Camargo C, & Royse D. (2010). A study of the relationships among effective supervision, organizational culture promoting evidence-based practice, and worker self-efficacy in public child welfare. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 4(1), 1–24.
  5. Dan, V. (2017). An Exhaustive View on Supervision in Social Work: History, Evolution, Current Trends. Social Work Review / Revista de Asistenta Sociala, (2), 147–159. Retrieved from
  6. Egan, R., Maidment, J., & Connolly, M. (2017). Trust, power and safety in the social work supervisory relationship: Results from Australian research. Journal of Social Work Practice, 31(3), 307–321.
  7. Kadushin, A.& Harness, D., Supervision in Social Work, 5th Edition, Columbia University Press (2014)
  8. Kolb Learning Style Inventory
  9. Lawler, J. (2015). Motivation and Meaning: The Role of Supervision. Practice (09503153), 27(4), 265–275.
  10. Leung, K. K. P. (2012). An exploration of the use of power in social work supervisory relationships in Hong Kong. Journal of Social Work Practice, 26(2), 151–162.
  11. Munson, C.E., Handbook of Clinical Supervision, 3rd Edition. (2012) Routledge, New York, NY.
  12. Thomas, K.W. & Thomas, G.F. Power Base Inventory: Assessing Leadership and Influencing Style, (2003) CPP, Mountain View, CA.

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70  and includes CE credit. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units for supervision. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


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