Course Description

Hours: 12

As supervisors, we are trained to examine and discuss how our supervision clients utilize themselves when doing their therapy work. We are inquisitive around their choices, blind spots, motivations and confidence as we provide them with support and guidance to do good work. But what about our use of self as supervisors? Even though we are not using therapeutic techniques to treat our supervisees, we are using our skills to listen, communicate and give feedback, and are constantly making choices as to where we place our focus during our supervision sessions. Cultivating awareness as to how information we receive makes us feel, and how that impacts our choices and direction is critical. This workshop will explore personal factors impacting our role as supervisors, including how our knowledge, skills and attitudes influence our work, how we can address our responses to differences, exploring biases and values conflicts, and how we can effectively manage reactivity, countertransference and parallel processes so that we can remain aware of our own blind spots and identify how our own humanity and self-awareness can enrich the work we do.


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

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Safe and Effective Use of Self in Clinical Supervision
Workshop Remote
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 16, 2024 to May 17, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $370.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Alison Maslin-Maratos, BSW, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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