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Advocacy Skills for Black Social Workers and the Professionals Who Support Them

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Advocacy Skills for Black Social Workers and the Professionals Who Support Them

Final workshop in NASW Virginia/Metro DC’s Fall Series, “Building the Resiliency of the Next Generation of Social Workers: A Leadership Development Program”

November 18, 1-4:15 p.m. ET, no prerequisite required

This third stand-alone training aims to strengthen the core competency of advocacy for African American social workers and allied professionals who want to support them. Of special emphasis are the moral dilemmas faced by Black social workers and their role in responding to social injustice in the workplace. Topics covered include communication styles, conflict resolution, professional boundaries, and assertive communication.


This workshop is especially important and timely since, according to the Council of Social Work Education, African Americans are the number-one demographic among students obtaining a bachelor’s degree in social work. In addition, African Americans are more likely to experience adverse childhood events and work with high-risk populations, which increases the risk of Black social workers to experience vicarious trauma and burnout.

This workshop series has sought to build the leadership and resiliency skills of African American social workers through reviewing the parallel process of being a trauma-informed provider and professional.


Overcoming Games Played in Supervision & Crafting Successful Group Supervision

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Supervision: Overcoming the Games Played in Supervision & Crafting Successful Group Supervision 

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 games played in supervision, while Day 2 focuses on the dynamics of group supervision.


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