The ally model of social justice calls for those with privilege to act on behalf of those without privilege who belong to a different social group. Built on the concepts of multi-identities, social justice, self-awareness and professional values, this approach contains over 30 ally characteristics that can be incorporated into supervision. It is developmental in nature and contains and extensive list of specific ally characteristics that can inform the supervisory process at the intrapersonal, interpersonal. and systems levels. This workshop presents content, interactive discussions and case application with the ally model focused on supervision. It will also include the critiques of the model as it relates to supervision.


After completing this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the ally model of social justice and its influences in the supervisory process
  • Identifying and discussing the characteristics of an ally
  • Application of the ally model with vulnerable groups
  • Application of the ally model in supervision 

This course is intended for all licensed human service professionals. 

Key Benefits

Participants in this workshop series are eligible to receive up to 3 CE Hours pre-approved by the following Minnesota licensing boards:

  • Board of Social Work (BoSW): (#CEP-204)
  • Board of Marriage & Family Therapy (BMFT): 3 Supervision CEs, 1 Cultural Competency CE (#2023-028); this workshop may not be used to meet 30-hour supervision training requirement found in Minn. Rule 5300.0160.
  • Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (BBHT): (#2023.CE.051)

For participants needing clinical clock hours (CCH), this workshop meets the requirements, as defined by the Board of Social Work:

  • Evaluation methodologies: 1 CCH
  • Social work values and ethics, including cultural context, diversity, and social policy: 1 CCH
  • Culturally specific clinical assessment and intervention: 1 CCH

Center for Practice Transformation – University of Minnesota has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7404. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Practice Transformation – University of Minnesota is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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