According to Alfred Kasdushin, long considered the father of social work supervision, there are three components to effective social work supervision: administrative, educational and supportive. Supervisors must provide all three components to new and seasoned social workers in order to be an effective supervisor.
This training will address the various areas of supportive supervision – how the supervisor motivates his or her staff, the use of empathy, secondary trauma and how it effects staff’s ability to provide services (including burnout), and recognizing and rewarding staff.
At the end of this six hour training, participants will be able to:
- Develop a positive work environment
- Discuss the five modes of empathy and when to use each with staff
- Discuss the characteristics of vicarious trauma and how to assist the worker in coping with it
- Develop ways to reward staff for a job well done
Presenter: Allene Lyons, LCSW
Allene Lyons graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 1974. Her career has been spent in the mental health sector, working in a variety of settings with children and their families. For the past 20 years Allene’s career path has gone from Clinical Supervisor to Director to Regional Director of Behavioral Health for a number of agencies overseeing multiple programs. In addition, Allene has provided clinical trainings to a variety of agencies. Allene’s interest is in providing clinical supervision to graduate students and clinicians working towards their LCSW.
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 – Time: 8:30am Registration, Workshop: 9am to 4pm
Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’ s
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