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WVU: Ethical Challenges of Social Work Supervision

April 9, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


April 9, 2015, 9am-4pm, WVU-Eastern Division, Erma Byrd Health Professionals Center, Multimedia Room, Martinsburg, WV

Ethical Challenges of Social Work Supervision

Patricia Chase, LCSW, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, WVU School of Social Work

CEUs: 6 Social Work hours (approved for 6 SW ethics hours); 6 GPC hours (Skill Area: Management); 6 CECNPM hours (Core Area: Human Resource Development – Management)

Registration Fee: $65 (Early bird rate of $58.50 by March 20, 2015)

Target Audience:  All levels of practitioners

Ethical practice in social work supervision carries with it a number of familiar and new challenges that can require thoughtful and reflective practice to successfully navigate. Working with power imbalances, assessing and ensuring worker competence in the midst of high work demands, managing dual relationships and role changes, providing useful and meaningful evaluation and feedback, supporting workers through traumatic critical incidents, all carry potential ethical dilemmas that are difficult but at least familiar.  Sorting through the ethical conflicts of social networking, helping workers ethically integrate spirituality into social work practice, maintaining client service amid diminishing budgets and increasingly complex policy/practice changes are less familiar but equally challenging. This workshop will explore with participant involvement these ethical risks to supervision. Ideas will be shared on how to avoid potential pitfalls as well as possible solutions worth examining.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will reflect on their own supervisory practices to examine potential ethical challenges that may be inherent in their work; identify social work ethical standards that apply to supervision; gain ideas from fellow participants about how to manage ethical dilemmas they may encounter in supervision; and increase their understanding of the ethical challenges unique to modern social work supervision.


April 9, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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