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The Dynamics and Skills of Supervision: The Middle Phase, the Parallel Process and the Interactional Model

The focus of this workshop will be on method - what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The day will build on the work of day one of the supervision workshop while moving into new areas. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences.

Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting.

You will learn how:

  • To develop clarity about the role of the supervisor as well as the specific skills required to implement this function with a focus on the middle phase of supervision.
  • To develop skills for working with the formal and informal staff group.
  • To be able to deal effectively with "problem" staff.
  • To develop and be able to implement strategies for helping staff, individually and in groups, deal with direct practice issues.
  • To understand the role and implementation skills when “caught in the middle” between staff and administration.
  • To understand and make use of the "parallel process" in supervision.
  • To address staff trauma and secondary trauma resulting from difficult work with clients.
  • To help staff develop an integrated approach to using concepts and strategies drawn from Evidenced-Based Practices.

This workshop qualifies for six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW - CEU approval #3294

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lawrence Shulman, M.S.W., Ed.D. is a former Professor of Social Work and Dean at the School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo. He is been leading his own pro-bono direct group work practice, usually with single parents, married couples, students suspended from school for violence, and persons with AIDS in early recovery. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare. Dr. Shulman is used widely as a training consultant in direct practice, family work, group work, supervision, field instruction, administration, residential treatment and the skills of working with other professionals.

He has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author of ten books. These include: Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, 2011 (available now); The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities, 7th Edition, 2011, both by Cengage Publishers; Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations and the Life Cycle,3rd edition, 2005 (Co-edited with Dr. Alex Gitterman of Columbia University), Columbia University Press.

Dr. Shulman was the author of the entry on supervision and consultation in the last three editions of the Social Work Encyclopedia, published by the National Association of Social Workers. He has also authored a book entitled Interactional Supervision, 3rd edition, which was published in 2010 by the National Association of Social Workers Press.

Dr. Shulman has been a proud member of NASW since 1961


Please note we are unable to give refunds, though you may transfer your registration to another.

Coffee and tea will be available during registration and the morning break. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org

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