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9-Hour Supervision Certification Course for Social Workers (Cleveland)
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10/11/2019 to 10/12/2019
When: Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12
Where: Beechbrook, Fenn Wright Chapel
3737 Lander Rd
Pepper Pike, Ohio  44124
United States
Presenter: Richard Boettcher, PhD, LISW-S and Linda Helm, PhD, LISW-S
Contact: NASW Ohio Chapter

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The 9-hour Supervision Certificate Program provides a strong foundation of supervision skills, developed to meet all educational requirements for supervision designation by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

The Supervision Certificate Program will be presented by the curriculum developers, Richard Boettcher, PhD, LISW-S, and Linda S. Helm, PhD, LISW-S, ACSW, two social workers with extensive experience in teaching and in the field. The 9-hour program is divided into three units allowing participants to choose the delivery method that works best in their schedule. A total of nine social work CEUs will be provided.

There are three ways to take this course; choose the option that works best for you.

Register Here for Option 1 (Take all nine hours in-person.)

Cost: $135 for members; $225 for non-members


You take Unit 1 (Fundamentals of Supervision) on Friday from 2-5 p.m. Then, on Saturday, you take Unit 2 (The Role & Functions of a Social Work Supervisor) from 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and Unit 3 (Styles of Supervision & Leadership) from 1:15-4:30 p.m.


Register Here for Option 2 (Take Unit 1 online; take Units 2 & 3 in-person.)

Cost: $135 for members; $225 for non-members


You take Unit 1 (Fundamentals of Supervision) online before the in-person course on Saturday. You will need to bring confirmation that you passed this course.


Register Here for Option 3 (Choose which units you want to take.)

Cost: $45 per workshop for members/$75 per workshop for non-members


Friday - Unit 1 (Fundamentals of Supervision), 2-5 p.m.
Saturday- Unit 2 (The Role & Functions of a Social Work Supervisor), 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Saturday - Unit 3 (Styles of Supervision & Leadership), 1:15-4:30 p.m.

Unit 1: The Fundamentals of Supervision

This three (3) hour workshop will provide an explanation of the Ohio Licensing Law and procedures for supervising LISW and the LISW-S (Supervision Designation), the need for supervision, a framework for understanding the basic three functions of supervision (Education, Administration, and Support), the role of the supervisor within these functions, the use of self and emotional intelligence in supervision, setting up a supervision contract, performance evaluation, ethics audit, and the doctrine of vicarious liability.


Unit 2: The Roles and Functions of the Social Work Supervisor

This three (3) hour workshop will provide an opportunity to survey and elaborate upon the roles that supervisors play, the responsibilities which adhere to these roles, the functions which they must execute, sources of leadership and influence, role issues, problems, and challenges, and cultural competence for the social work supervisor.


Unit 3: Styles of Supervision and Leadership

This three (3) hour workshop will provide a review of how supervisors get work done through others, how to exercise "influence" to get others to do what you want them to do, how to lead, and how to assess personality and management.

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