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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 18, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision
June 17 and 18, 2014
9am – 4pm | $275
Instructor: Annette Dekker, MSW, RSW, RMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

The focus of this program is on clinical supervision and mentoring to develop staff effectiveness, confidence, accountability and professional growth in providing clinical social work with individuals, couples and families. The integration of supervision theory with selected supervision practice issues is emphasized. It features a review of several major models of supervision in individual, couple and family therapy and a focus on facilitating the co-evolving supervision/social work systems.  

Learning Objectives
•    Identify useful strategies to structure supervision, identify and solve problems and implement supervisory interventions through a range of supervision practices (e.g. reflecting teams, videotaped work and case review).
•    Review social work supervision theory and best practices in supervision.
•    Refine sensitivity to issues of diversity and contextual variables, such as race, culture, gender, sexual identity and economics, as these may affect dynamics of power and privilege in the therapist-client and supervisor-therapist-client systems.
•    Explore the legal and ethical issues of supervision and mentoring.
•    Critically review the philosophical assumptions and pragmatic implications (e.g. contracts, structuring supervision, problem-solving, supervisory interventions, etc.) of solution-focused, narrative and integrative models of individual, couple and family therapy supervision.



"Annette’s experience, case examples, handouts, group discussion, PowerPoint, role playing. Annette is exceptionally knowledgeable and it is a treat to be able to tap into her wealth of information and experience."

"Excellent workshop. Loved practical examples, handouts, reference materials. Very knowledgeable instructor."

"Excellent – great combination of knowledge, skill, practice, own reflection and learning and shared experiences."

"I enjoyed the entire workshop. However, person of the therapist was so meaningful, my confidence was increased. The resilience training and role plays were extremely helpful."