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F23-2005 Supervisors as Managers: Essential Concepts & Tools

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Supervision CEs

2000 Supervision |  800 Online
Robert Taibbi, LCSW
Course Levels:
4 Hours 15 Minutes



Clinical supervisors working in agencies or larger private practices need to also good managers. This workshop will provide some of the day-to-day managerial skills you need to build and retain staff, be proactive in program planning, provide quality control, and, most of all, be the role model and leader you need to be.  


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Robert Taibbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 49 years of experience, primarily in community mental health, working with children, couples, and families as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director.   

He is the author of 13 books on anxiety, family and couple therapy, brief therapy, clinical supervision, and over 300 magazine and journal articles. He also writes an online column for Psychology Today entitled Fixing Families that has received over 18 million views.   

In addition, Robert provides training both nationally and internationally in couple therapy, family therapy, brief therapy, and clinical supervision. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina and has served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, VA.  


Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:50 – 9:00 Log On/Registration 

9:00 – 11:00 

Goals & Challenges of Middle Managers  

Qualities of Good Managers 

Anxiety Coping Styles 
Leadership Styles 
Covey Time Management 

11:00 – 11:15 Break 

11:15 – 1:15 

Parallel Process: Supervisor as Buffer & Advocate  

4 Stages of Development 

Strategic Planning 
Use of Groups – The When & How 
Hiring Criteria & Process 
Staff Evaluations 
Disciplinary Action, Common Problems, Terminations  

Tools for Self-Care 

1:15 Questions and Adjournment 



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

  • Discuss the elements of Covey’s time management paradigm.  

  • List 4 elements of 6-month strategic plan.  

  • Describe 6 types of leadership styles.  

  • Describe ways of managing the impact of terminations on staff.  

  • Explain parallel process and implications for management.  

  • Discuss 4 stages of clinical development.  

Bibliography & References


Covey, S. R. (2004).  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Free Press.  

Keens, W. (2010). Meetings? How to survive. US Airways, 8 (10), 27-28. 

Perkins, D. N. L, & (2000).  Leading at the edge: Leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton’s antarctic expedition. New York: Amacon.  

Cleak, H., Zuchowski, I. Empirical Support and Considerations for Social Work Supervision of Students in Alternative Placement Models. Clin Soc Work J 47, 32–42 (2019).  

Jay Miller, J., Lee, J., Niu, C. et al. Self-Compassion as a Predictor of Self-Care: A Study of Social Work Clinicians. Clin Soc Work J 47, 321–331 (2019).  

Newcomb, M. Supportive Social Work Supervision as an Act of Care: A Conceptual Model. The British Journal of Social Work, Volume 52, Issue 2, March 2022, Pages 1070–1088,  

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 {4} 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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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $85 and includes CE credit. Registering after 11/29/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee. Cancellations* must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.


*ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.

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

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

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