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Supervisors spend at least 80% of their time performing administrative tasks. This is an introductory course for new supervisors or for those contemplating becoming a supervisor in an organizational setting. In the first half of the session there will be a brief overview of the definition of social work supervision and its uniqueness compared to other types of supervision. In addition building blocks that are essential to being a savvy successful supervisor will be discussed.  The second half of the session will focus on one of the essential building blocks -- feeling comfortable having difficult conversations with supervisees and avoiding conversation pitfalls.  Be prepared for a lively session with case studies and breakout rooms for group discussion. (the course is for social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and others in the behavioral health field. 


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Rebecca Ashery PhD, LCSW-C, Leader-Manager Coach, is a former captain in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps serving over 25 years in various leadership and management positions. She directed two regions of the Federally Qualified Health Center Program (FQHC) with a combined budget of $500 million. She served as the Deputy Director of the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative breaking down agency silos and using a coordinated team approach. As Director of the HIV/AIDS Training program she directed the development of 15 courses training more than 20,000 substance abuse workers and administrators. She was instrumental in establishing the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention staff college and mentoring program. She currently has a psychotherapy and a coaching practice.


  1. Defining Social Work Supervision (20 minutes)
  • Definition of social work supervision
  • Direct and vicarious liability
  • Supervision in the time of COVID
  1. 15 Practical Building Blocks for Savvy Supervision (30 minutes)
  • 15 essentials for good supervision
  • Review of each building block 
  • How each building block will enhance supervision
  1. Presentation and discussion of case studies  (20 minutes)
  • discuss in break out rooms - come back to main group to discuss

5 minute break 

  1. Giving and Receiving Feedback  (75 minutes)
  • Making appropriate requests
  • Giving feedback
  • Shari Harley Model
  • SBI Model
  • Video examples - Mel Robbins; HR360; Other video examples
  • Case Discussion
  • SARA Model --Feedback Reactions -

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define social work supervision
  • Participants will be able to identify 15 building blocks for savvy supervision
  • Participants will be able to conduct difficult conversations
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

    • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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