Match Point: Overcoming Games Played in Supervision & Crafting Successful Group Supervision

Jan 25, 2019 08:00am -
Jan 26, 2019 04:30pm

Event Description

This course fulfills the training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling requires 20 hours of approved training to supervise LPC candidates.  Participants may register for ONE Day of the training to supplement another course if they wish. *Participants who have previously taken a 14-hour course from NASW-VA (within the last calendar year) and wish to take an additional one-day course may qualify for a discounted one-day registration rate. Please call the Chapter Office at 804-204-1339 for more information.


During this highly interactive seminar, attendees will engage with other professionals to strengthen their foundation of today’s best practice knowledge and enhance their skills to function effectively in the critical role of clinical supervisor. Day 1 explores the games played in supervision, while Day 2 focuses on the dynamics of group supervision.


Day 1: Match Point: Overcoming the Games Played in Supervision (7 CE Hours, Includes 2 Hours Ethics)
It is the task of the supervisor to ensure that supervision is designed to foster a supportive and nurturing supervisor and supervisee relationship. This relationship is the context for facilitating a supervisee to acquire knowledge based competencies and healthy professional attitudes and values. Best practices in social work clinical supervision underscore that a strong supervisory alliance is essential to foster supervisee growth. However, there can be many relational challenges in supervision evident in the variety of games that can be played by either the supervisor or the supervisee.  This workshop will overview these games, highlight the power imbalance that exists in the supervisory relationship and identify strategies that can be used to best respond to games in supervision.

  • Identify common games and relationship challenges that may occur in clinical supervision;
  • Distinguish supervisor games from supervisee games and describe complementary transactions;
  • Identify strategies that supervisors can use to effectively confront games and enhance the    supervisory process;
  • Provide opportunity for self- reflection and increased awareness of personal game playing.


Day 2: Crafting Successful Group Supervision: Theory, Practice, & Reality (7 CE Hours, 2 hours Ethics)
Conducting clinical supervision in a group setting brings richness and a different energy to the process than one-on-one supervision. Do you have the tools to be successful? You have the supervisees, and a site to meet, but what comes next? Do you have the skills, the competencies, and the knowledge of today’s best practice models?

  • Review the impact of the new regulations
  • Review best practice regarding contracting, record-keeping and regulatory compliance
  • Review ethical implications for consideration with Group processes
  • Examine common challenges to prepare for, including transference and counter-transference in group settings, confidentiality considerations, and how to manage group processes
  • Review specific Group Supervision models to firm your foundation including Interactional, Competency-Based, Task and Reflective methodologies of practice



Presenter: Frances Christian, PhD, LCSW

Registration Fees - includes manual and CE certificate (emailed after training)

2 Day, 14-Hour Course

NASW Members    $275
Non-Members    $350


1 Day, 7-Hour Course

NASW Members $151.25
Non-Members $192.50



Our Lady of the Valley Assisted Living
650 N. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016


Check-In begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in. The training begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm each day.



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Dec 05, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Dec 06, 2018 and ends on Jan 22, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jan 23, 2019.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 1 Day, 7 CE Hours
Member Fee: $151.25$151.25$151.25
Non-Member Fee: $192.50$192.50$192.50
 2 Days, 14 CE Hours
Member Fee: $275.00$275.00$275.00
Non-Member Fee: $350.00$350.00$350.00