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Crafting Successful Group Supervision & From Cultural Awareness to Competence (Sept 30 - Oct 1)
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Crafting Successful Group Supervision & From Cultural Awareness to Competence (Sept 30 - Oct 1)

When: September 30 & October 1, 2016
8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: NASW National Office
750 First Street NE
8th Floor
Washington, DC  20002
Contact: 804-204-1339

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This course fulfills the 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 Cultural Competency in Supervision.


Day 1: Crafting Successful Group Supervision: Theory, Practice, & Reality (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?

  • Review the impact of the new regulations
  • Review best practice regarding contracting, record-keeping and regulatory compliance
  • Review ethical implications for consideration with Group processes
  • Examine common challenges to prepare for, including transference and counter-transference in group settings, confidentiality considerations, and how to manage group processes
  • Review specific Group Supervision models to firm your foundation including Interactional, Competency-Based, Task and Reflective methodologies of practice


Day 2: From Cultural Awareness to Competence in Clinical Supervision: Knowledge, Self-Reflection, Power Communication & Practice (7 CE Hours, 2 hours Ethics)

This workshop identifies critical knowledge, behavioral aspects and practice strategies for successful multicultural supervision. The course addresses the range of attitudes, values and assumptions that are based on cultural, ethnic, gender, racial and other interpersonal differences that facilitate or impede effective supervisor-supervisee interactions and successful relationship outcomes. The presentation includes didactic and experiential learning opportunities with a focus on:

  • Identification of key theoretical concepts of multicultural perspectives
  • Self-reflection and interpersonal multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Evidence-based multicultural communication skills
  • Strategic supervision practice strategies to enhance multicultural supervision processes



J. Patrick Slifka, LCSW, CAC

Registration Fees - includes manual and CE certificate (emailed after training)

2 Day, 14-Hour Course:

NASW Members    $275
Non-Members    $350

1 Day Only, 7-Hour Course:

NASW Members    $151.25
Non-Members    $192.50


LOCATION (directly across the street from Union Station):

NASW National Office
750 First Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20002

(Conference room will be on the 8th floor.  Please be sure to bring your ID for security purposes)



For attendees staying overnight, there are multiple hotel options available nearby on New Jersey Avenue, just 2 blocks away. For more affordable options, we recommend lodging further away from the city center and taking an Uber car to the National Office and back.


Parking is available at 750 1st Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily rates are $19 and any attendees who plan to stay past 7pm must pre-pay upon arrival. Additional Parking is available in the rear of Union Station, located at 102 H Street. More information can be found at


Check-In begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in. 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.

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