5- Hour Group Clinical Supervision
5- Hour Group Clinical Supervision

5- Hour Group Clinical Supervision

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20 Vanderhoof Ave

Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Trainer: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC

January 10th, 2017 10 am – 4 pm Denville, NJ

Target audience is social workers and counselors of intermediate and advanced skill levels.

Group supervision allows the therapist to consult and network with peers while receiving clinical guidance. This type of supervision can be extremely valuable and beneficial to social services professionals. The group supervisor is primarily responsible for the planning and implementation of the group, while facilitating participants’ self-discovery and awareness, and ensuring clients receive high quality services. The goal of this workshop is to provide useful tools to assist with facilitation of a clinical supervision group.

Those attending will gain knowledge on structuring group supervision and stages of group development. Participants will learn effective solutions for dealing with difficult individuals, group conflict, and supervisee resistance. Techniques for increasing group cohesion and leadership skills will also be provided. The expectations between supervisor and supervisee, as well as the clinical supervision requirements for LSWs and LACs will be discussed.

5 Clinical CEHs

Workshop Objectives: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe the necessary components for structuring successful group supervision,

Apply essential leadership styles, skills and techniques for working with difficult supervisees,

Describe clinical supervision requirements set forth by the NJ Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapy Boards, and

Discuss common legal, ethical and boundary issues that are associated with group work.


10:00 – 10:15 Introduction and Overview

10:15 – 11:00 Group Jeopardy

11:00 – 11:20 Licensing Requirements

11:20 – 11:30 Ethical Considerations and Cultural Sensitivity

11:30 – 11:45 Individual Group Activity – Ethical Dilemmas

11:45 – 12:00 Models of Group Supervision

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Group Development

2:00 – 2:15 Activity: Self-Exploration and Corrective Feedback

2:15 – 2:45 Group Team Building

2:45 – 3:15 Structuring Group

3:15 – 3:30 Struggles with Group Supervision

3:30 – 4:00 Role Play/Evaluation


Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC, ACS, Training Specialist

Natalie is a Training Specialist for FIS and has extensive experience working with high-risk children and their

families in agency and private practice settings. She has expertise in cultural competence and has taught at

the graduate level.

Continental Breakfast served for all trainings

  • Including coffee, tea and bagels.


  • On your own or feel free to bring lunch with you. Microwave will be available for participants’ use.


COURSE FEES: Fee is $100.00. A training discount of $95.00 for each full-day of training ($60.00 for a half day) is available for 3 or more registrants from the same organization (except for certificate courses).


On-site training at your agency is $1,250 for the first 25 participants with an additional fee of $45 per person up to a maximum of 40 persons. Additional charges may apply for travel expenses based on training location.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation of registration and refund of tuition must be requested by the Friday of the week preceding the date of training. Persons not canceling paid registration by this date are ineligible for a refund, but may move their registration to a training held at a later date.


Family Intervention Services, Inc. maintains responsibility for all programs.

  • Group Clinical Supervision is approved for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the New Jersey Continuing Education Course Approval Program (NJ CE CAP); Provider #25, Course #980. NJ CE CAP Approval Period: 9/9/2016 – 9/9/2018. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

*Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.


Family Intervention Services, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. FIS (ACEP #6325) is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

  • Group Clinical Supervision: Counselors participating in this course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND AWARDING OF CERTIFICATES: Participants must attend 100% of all scheduled hours and complete an evaluation form at the end of each training day in order to receive course credits. Participants successfully completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the course.

TRAINING SITE: Morris County: 20 Vanderhoof Avenue, Rockaway/Denville, NJ

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: FIS welcomes feedback from all participants and encourages the prompt resolution of grievances in a professional and timely manner. FIS seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Grievances regarding a particular training event should be directed to the training instructor. If unresolved, participant will be contacted by the FIS Director of Staff Development & Clinical Services. All grievances are kept confidential and all persons are treated with respect and kindness as the parties involved work to resolve the grievance. If the grievance remains unresolved, it will be directed to the FIS President/CEO to resolve. Social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Family Intervention Services, Inc. may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED: FIS training facilities are handicap accessible and other accommodations will be made available upon request. For questions or special accommodations contact Susan Sterling, FIS Director of Staff Development & Clinical Services, at (973) 586-5243 or ssterling@fisnj.org.

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