Supervision: Crafting Successful Group Supervision & Overcoming Games Played in Supervision -Oct 2-3

Oct 02, 2020 08:30am -
Oct 03, 2020 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 games played in 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: 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.

Learning objectives for course participants include:

  • Identifying common games and relationship challenges that may occur in clinical supervision;

  • Distinguishing supervisor games from supervisee games and describing complementary transactions;

  • Identifying strategies that supervisors can use to effectively confront games and enhance the supervisory process; and

  • Providing opportunity for self-reflection and increased awareness of personal game playing.



Attendees who attend both days will earn 14.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 4.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.



  • Please plan to login by 8:15 am; Seminar is 8:30 am-5:00 pm both days.
  • This is a virtual training. An access code and a pdf of the manual will be sent to registrants the day prior to the beginning of the training.



Presenter: Frances M. Christian, PhD, LCSW

Registration Fees - includes 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



This will be a virtual training. Registrants will be sent an online access code and a pdf of the manual the day prior to the training.


Please plan to login by 8:15 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.    

Early registration ends on 6/9/2020.
Regular registration starts on 6/10/2020 and ends on 10/1/2020.
Late registration starts on 10/1/2020.
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