Course Description

Clinical supervision has two central purposes. One is to foster, build and advance the supervisee’s professional development (skills, knowledge, attitudes). The other is to improve and ensure client welfare (gatekeeping). The supervisor has the privilege of guiding and leading the supervisee to collaboratively meeting these goals and the specific additional goals of the supervisee. Creating a safe and open supervision relationship and environment is crucial. The supervisor must be intentional in creating a safe space for open dialogue, growth, addressing power dynamics and asking for feedback.  This workshop will explore potential challenges in supervision and ways to transform them into opportunities for growth. Issues such as supervisee anxiety, the need to feel and appear competent and competency issues will also be explored. The workshop will additionally focus on discussing and articulating the structures and conditions that can proactively prevent and effectively deal with challenges.

Pre-approved for 12 CCPA continuing education credits.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Cancellations and Transfers
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Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Challenges in Supervision: How to Get 'Unstuck' in Supervision
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
Apr 24, 2023 to Apr 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Dina Bednar, MA, RP, RMFT, CSFT

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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