Antiracist Transformative Clinical Supervision

Recorded Webinar
Instructor: Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW and Allen Eugene Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW
CEs: 1.5 
Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers.
Course Delivery Method and Format: Recorded webinar, self study. All courses are hosted on SmithOnline. Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and the capability to play recorded videos.

Date of original webinar: June 24, 2022

This course is a recording of an interactive webinar for SSW supervisors of M.S.W. students but its content can be applied to clinical social work supervision in general. The training is aimed at raising critical consciousness, anti-racist accountability and empowerment in the clinical supervisory relationship. Special attention will be placed on initiating difficult dialogues, the clinical supervisor-clinician-client triad and cultivating cultural humility in clinical supervision spaces.

Registration Fee and Deadline:

$35 (one time registration fee of $5) | Ongoing

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three anti-racist practices that can be utilized in clinical supervision dyad
  2. Explain three ways privilege shows up and its impact on supervision in an intersectional context
  3. List three strategies to explore the intra/inter-cultural dynamics inherent in clinical supervision and engage in difficult discourse with supervisees and empower clinicians
  4. Describe their social location in the supervisory dyad


  • Introduction & Welcome 
  • Defining foundational concepts and terms
  • Implementing antiracist practices in supervision 

Instructor Biographies:

Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW, is a professor and the associate chair of the California State University at Northridge’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College and her M.S.W. from the University of Southern California. Ashley maintains certifications in diversity and inclusion practices from Cornell University and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1998 and has over twenty-five years of micro, mezzo and macro social work experience in the areas of community mental health, child welfare and addiction recovery. Ashley is the author of multiple publications, speaks at conferences nationwide and internationally, maintains a private practice and provides training for multiple community agencies. Her research interests emphasize the promotion of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in practice, pedagogy and organizational culture. She is passionate about social justice advocacy and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice, training and research.

Allen Eugene Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW, is an associate professor in the social work department at Cal State University Northridge. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California. Lipscomb received his doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis on marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (M.S.W.) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods community based research from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. In addition, Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices within organizations through Cornell University, earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell.  Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive, antiracist and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color. His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma). Specifically, Lipscomb has conducted numerous qualitative research studies on racialized Black-identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences.

Completion Requirements for Recorded Webinars and Online Courses.

To receive a CE certificate, you must complete the entirety of the recorded webinar or recorded video presentation. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class. For recorded webinars and online courses, participants must complete an evaluation and a post test, noting the length of time to complete the course. Participants must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the post test in order to earn CEs. Retesting is allowed up to five (5) times. If a passing score is not achieved, CEs will not be awarded. Links to the evaluation and post test are available in SmithOnline. Participants must also complete an attestation of completion for each fully completed course. A copy of the attestation is available in SmithOnline. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the course evaluation, successfully passing the post test and submitting the attestation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of course completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on submitting attestion, completion of the evaluation and passing the post test.

Continuing Education Credits and Approvals for This Course

Continuing Education (CE) credits offered vary by course. This course only offers the CE credits listed below.  It is the attendees' responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.


Smith College School for Social Work, #1755, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period:11/19/2021-11/19/2024 . Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 cultural competence continuing education credits.


Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School’s Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

NY State

Smith College School for Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0169.

Not Approved for Counselors (LMHC/LPC)

Smith College School for Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7110. This program does NOT qualify for NBCC ACEP approval.