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Crafting Successful Group Supervision AND Independent Supervision Best Practices (October 4-5)

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 focuses on the dynamics of group supervision, while Day 2 explores the best practices in independent supervision.

Day 1: Supervision: Crafting Successful Group Supervision (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?

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of what you need to begin successfully supervising groups, including:

  • A review of the impact of the regulations;
  • A review of best practices for contracting, record-keeping and regulatory compliance;
  • A review of ethical implications for consideration;
  • An opportunity to examine common challenges of group supervision, including transference and counter-transference in group settings, confidentiality considerations, and how to manage processes;
  • A review of specific Group Supervision models, including Interactional, Competency-Based, Task and Reflective methodologies of practice

Learning objectives for course participants include:

  • Identifying the essential requirements of group clinical supervision practice;
  • Understanding the unique needs and challenges of supervising a group; and
  • Learning a variety of models, tools, and best practices that will result in effective group supervision.

Day 2: Supervision: Independent Supervision Best Practices & Managing Vicarious Liability (7 CE Hours, Includes 7 hours Ethics)
Regulations for clinical social work supervision have increased both supervisory accountability and liability for competent practice across the country, especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia. High quality supervision and competent clinical supervisors are actively being sought out by the next generation of clinical professionals. While employers strive to provide the requisite supervision hours mandated by boards, not all are in an organizational or fiscal position to do so. As a result, the demand for Independent Clinical Supervision is on the rise.

Amid the challenging social work practice climate, what must practitioners engaging in the exciting practice arena of Independent Clinical Supervision know to assure a successful professional experience? From established resources of practice accountability to the formulation of supervision contracts, this interactive training will both educate and empower attendees. Plan to attend and gain the knowledge and confidence to master your own independent supervisory processes!

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the essential requirements of independent clinical supervision practice
  • Understand vicarious liability in the independent clinical supervision process. 
  • Recognize how evaluation is integral to the independent supervision process

Attendees who attend both days will earn 14.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 9.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.


  • Login time is 8:20 am; Seminar is 8:30 am-5:00 pm both days.
  • This is a virtual training. An access code will be sent to registrants the day before the training.                                            


Presenter: Dr. Ellen Fink-Samnick DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP

Registration Fees - includes electronic manual and CE certificate (emailed after training)
2 Day, 14-Hour Course

NASW Members    $280
Non-Members    $364

1 Day, 7-Hour Course

NASW Members $154
Non-Members $200

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2024


This will be a live virtual training. Registrants will be sent pdfs of the manuals and the link to join the training session online the day prior to the event.

Please plan to login by 8:20 am. 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.   


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