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Ethical Issues in Supervision: Evolving Contexts

Thursday, February 27, 2020, Noon—1:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Stephanie D. Washington, Ed.D, LCSW-S

The purpose of this course is to assist beginning and experienced supervisors in the development of practical tools and responses to ethical transactions with supervisees across varying contexts and developmental levels.

“Professional supervision is defined as the relationship between supervisor and supervisee in which the responsibility and accountability for the development of competence, demeanor, and ethical practice take place,”  (ASWB and NASW, 2013).

These standards go on to highlight that it is the supervisor who is responsible for providing the direction to achieve these aims, and in collaboration with the supervisee, carry the responsibility to achieve these goals in an ethical manner.

Whether an individual is  tasked with supervising university interns, agency staff, or supervising supervisors, no aspect of supervision or consultation is without ethical underpinnings. Consequently, supervisors must  provide the context for ethical practice from the beginning and throughout the supervision process.

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1. Describe the importance of preparing for ethical supervision by reexamining all state laws regulating your supervision practice 
2. Identify ethical issues in the supervisory relationship.
3. Explain how to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas that present between social workers and clients

Stephanie is a LCSW-S. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin, her MSW from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, and her Ed.D. from the University of Houston College of Education. She currently maintains a private practice, primarily in supervision and consultation, in the Houston area, volunteers with the Association of Social Work Boards exam committee and is an adjunct instructor at Stephen F. Austin School of Social Work.

Regular registration: $39

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1.5 CEs for social workers and psychologists. CEs for psychologists are offered through Orlando Behavior Health.*

To receive CE credits, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the presentation. Therefore, late arrival or an early departure of greater than 10 minutes constitutes not attending a class in its entirety. Participants must also complete a post-test and an evaluation at the end of the webinar. See here for more infomation about Smith SSW CE Accreditation.

*Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Orlando Behavior Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OBH (DBA Amego Prepare) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.