course »Clinical Supervision: Issues for Supervising Social Workers, Part I

, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 8
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This course meets the BBS requirement for a 15 hour CEU Clinical Supervision course in order to supervise Associate Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist Interns toward their license.

Over two days, the following topics will be covered through didactic lecture, large and small group discussion, film clips, handouts, role plays and case examples:

Requirements from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for being a supervisor will be reviewed as well as licensing requirements for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). Students will examine their desire to be a supervisor, personal skills, strengths and challenges along with teaching styles. Practice settings, record keeping, learning contracts, intern evaluations, populations served and clinical styles will be discussed. Participants will explore case consultation formats for both supervisors and supervisees.

Students will engage in self-awareness exercises, preparing them for a variety of interns interactions including, but not limited to, transference, counter-transference, external stressors, emotional boundaries and best practices for professional relationships. Issues connected to Secondary Trauma will be explored at length such as symptoms, effects, etiology and treatment options. DSM-5 diagnoses will be examined.

Course Objectives:
  1. To provide BBS supervision and licensing requirements for LCSWs and LMFTs.
  2. To review guidelines for providing clinical supervision.
  3. To understand best practices for self-awareness and potential secondary trauma.