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

04-28-17 8:30 am - 04-28-17 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

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

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.

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