Crafting Successful Group Supervision AND The Ethics of Digital Technology & Clinical Supervision

Oct 04, 2019 08:30am -
Oct 05, 2019 05:00pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Registration Instructions

When both days are taken together, this course fulfills the 14 hour 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 dynamics of group supervision, while Day 2 focuses on the ethical divide of digital technology in Supervision.


Day 1: 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


Day 2: Mastering the Ethical Divide of Digital Technology and Clinical Social Work Supervision (7 CE Hours, Includes 7 Hour Ethics)

Evolving challenges transverse social work ethics and practice. While implications exist for all practitioners, digital technology has brought heightened risk for clinical social work supervisors. Ethical dilemmas abound from conflicts of interest and dual relationships, to state to state disparities of licensure scope, plus privacy and confidentiality. Effective supervisory oversight is essential for managing the current ethical disrupters of:

• Technology proficiency
• Appropriate use of social media and electronic communication
• Mandatory duty to warn situations,
• Industry demands for interstate practice and licensure portability

Professional liability for both the supervisor and supervisee is paramount. How does one effectively juggle all these moving parts?

Engage in an innovation, interactional, and informative seven hour training that blends new knowledge, with industry scenarios and application of the latest professional resources, including the 2017 Technology and Social Work Practice (NASW, ASWB, CSWE, CSWA, 2017) and the NASW Code of Ethics. With change the only constant in our industry, can you afford to miss out?



Presenters: J Patrick Slifka, MSW, LCSW
Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

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



Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Health Center
1924 Landstown Centre Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456


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.


Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  

Early registration ends on 7/1/2019.
Regular registration starts on 7/2/2019 and ends on 10/2/2019.
Late registration starts on 10/2/2019.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


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