Foundations of the Supervisory Frame

Live Interactive Webinar 
Instructor: Katherine Jungreis, Ph.D., LICSW 
Level: Intermediate 
CE/Contact Hours: 2.5
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers who are thinking of becoming supervisors or recently have started providing supervision.
Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction: Live interactive webinar with discussion and small group activities. Instructor will use chat and verbal discussions for Q and A as well as break out rooms. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion. Login information will be emailed to all program participants in January at the start of the program.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

This session describes the fundamentals of structuring supervision from the beginning of the relationship to encourage a more complex and fruitful experience for both supervisee and supervisor. The emphasis is on intentional scaffolding to enhance the building of sustaining and resilient supervisory relationships. The focus will be on attending to expectations and identities we bring to the relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose of establishing the frame in supervision
  2. Define the elements of establishing the frame in supervision
  3. Explain the value of a reflective stance.
  4. List at least 2 tools that can be used in supervision 
  5. Identify the cultural values that inform our supervisory stance 


Part I: 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. ET

  • “The supervisory frame” from a relational perspective
  • Content and structure of the frame (boundaries, safety, expectations, feedback)

Break: 2:15 - 2:25 p.m. ET

Part II: 2:25 - 3:45 p.m. ET

  • Methods and models of reflection
  • The impact of our identities-on supervision
  • Bringing discussions of identity into supervision
Katherine Jungreis smiles at the camera.

Katherine Jungreis, Ph.D., LICSW

Professional Education Instructor
Katherine Jungreis is a newly-retired professor from Simmons School of Social Work. She taught extensively in the behavior and clinical practice courses as well…
Completion Requirements

In order to be awarded the Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate, it is the expectation that students attend all scheduled sessions of the program.

However, Smith understands that emergencies or unexpected events may interfere with a student attending a particular session or a part of a session. Aside from CE credits, the policy of the SSW Certificate programs is that students who miss significant portions of a seminar or a full session will be required to complete a make-up assignment. Assignments will be devised by the course instructor/certificate director to cover both missed content and learning time. Students who miss more than two sessions of the program will not be awarded the Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate.

Earning CE Credits

Smith certificate programs are comprised of a number of different courses often over a number of days. Many courses are standalone sessions but some courses may have two or three sessions. The total number of CE contact hours that a student may earn will be calculated based on the number of hours of fully attended courses. Partial credit may not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of a course. It is the attendees’ responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Please see individual course pages for the CE completion requirements and how the certificate is awarded.

How will a certificate be awarded?

Upon completing the evaluation for the in-person seminar, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of seminar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on completion of the evaluation and signing in and out of the seminar.