New social work graduates, your freshness will infuse essential energy into the minds of your clients and your agencies alike. We are lucky to have you! more »

Real World Clinical

Supervision ought to be where wisdom is shared, clinical voices are cultivated, and cases are conceptualized. Given this inarguable level of import, let’s talk about what makes supervision good and what makes supervision bad. more »

Real World Clinical 1 Comments

Book review of Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and Applications for Therapists, Counsellors and Other Helping Professions. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Good supervisors can take you to incredible heights. They help you learn to fly, providing the wind beneath you, and providing a net for when you fall. A shoulder is offered at just the right times, and assurance is given regarding your abilities. more »


Book review of Practical Supervision by Penny Henderson, Jim Holloway, and Anthea Millar. more »

Reviews & Commentary

I am now the manager of my department, supervising a group of passionate, committed staff, some of whom are more than a decade older than I. Although I was fully aware of this fact when I accepted the position, it didn’t negate my discomfort more »


The first day of field can bring anxiety and excitement. You may ask yourself a lot of questions. Am I cut out for this? How do I make a good first impression? How can I define my role? Do I have enough experience and knowledge to be a supervisor? more »

Field Placement 2 Comments

Social work supervision groups can be theme-centered, case-centered, or worker-centered. more »


When student interns and other new social workers are making decisions about where to work, one of the most important factors to consider is the quality of field supervision. Ideally, you will have a supervisor who not only excels as a practitioner, more »

Ethics 7 Comments

I had always looked down on telephone supervision as inferior to face-to-face meetings. I even held the idea that it was a compromise in the worst sense, maybe even a sell-out—a watered-down, weak tea version of the “real thing.” more »


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