Group supervision is cost effective, time effective, and makes the most of the expertise of all supervisees involved. In group supervision, there are increased opportunities for vicarious learning, exposure to a broader range of client populations and social work practice settings, increased opportunities for feedback, and an opportunity for modeling interventions and group work processes and skills. Groups are a natural container for role-play, reflective practice, parallel process, and activities directly applicable to practice.
This workshop focuses on practical application of the skills and concepts essential for delivering effective supervision via individual and group processes. The workshop is a robust mixture of brief lecture/overview of concepts, didactic instruction, small and large group discussion, demonstrations, and opportunities for experiential learning and direct skill development.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Identify the fundamentals of group work and supervision,
- Describe specific models, approaches, and structures for group supervision, and
- Discuss the benefits and limitations of group supervision.
This course is intended for those who have been (or will be soon) providing clinical/non-clinical supervision for those seeking next level licensure, direct reports in-agency, or student interns. This workshop will be relevant for supervisors who work with staff teams within agencies and supervisors who provide off-site clinical supervision. This course is intended for those who have an interest or experience utilizing group work as a means for providing supervision.