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S21-2008: Social Work Supervision in Challenging Times

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Supervision CEs

2000 Supervision |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Gillian Berry, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



This interactive workshop is intended for anyone who supervises, or wishes to supervise, in a human services environment. The importance of the role of a supervisor in creating a positive work environment will be examined, along with the challenges a supervisor faces from a "realistic" picture of the field. Practical tools along with the opportunity to practice will be provided.


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Gillian Berry, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C, CQSW obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Birmingham University in England.  She has over 35 years of experience as an educator and practitioner in the field of clinical mental health and human services.  Dr. Berry is currently the Senior Director of the Co-Design Team at Stepped Care Solutions. She also provides clinical consultation, supervision, training and direct services for human services organizations such as child welfare and mental health agencies.  She has been a faculty member at the University of Botswana’s Department of Social Work Southern Africa, and the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.  Her clinical interests have focused on providing short-term solution focused services/therapy from an indigenous perspective. She is author of the empowerment novel The Righteous Sin.

Bibliography & References


Hair, H, & O’Donoghue (2009) Culturally Relevant, Socially Just Social Work Supervision: Becoming Visible Through a Social Constructionist Lens Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work 18:1-2, 70-88

Lai, L (2019) Managing when the future is unclear Harvard Business Review

O’Donoghue, K (2015) ‘Issues and Challenges facing social work supervision in the 21st century – China Journal of Social Work 2015, Vol.8 No 2 136-149

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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.


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Agenda & Learning Objectives


01:15pm Registration
02:15pm - 03:00pm


03:00pm - 03:15pm    Break
03:15pm - 04:15pm

Lecture (Continued)

04:15pm-04:30pm Questions & Adjournment



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

  • Define the key roles of a social work supervisor.
  • Review and reiterate the importance of the supervisor role in the workplace.
  • Offer three tools to promote the supervisory skills of participants.
  • Enable participants to increasingly recognize and incorporate diversity in their practice with supervisee.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *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

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.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education {supervision} credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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