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F20-2003 Clinical Supervision: What Does It Really Mean for Me?

Total Credits: 3 including 3 ASWB Supervision

2000 Supervision |  800 Online
Colette Walker Thomas, LCSW-C |  Kia S. Morris, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes




Clinical supervision is a commitment that requires a significant amount of time for the LCSW-C and can sometimes be viewed as cumbersome. The committed supervisor agrees to, but is not limited to providing guidance, support, clinical case oversight, ethical role modeling, and case review to clinical staff. When a LCSW-C agrees to supervise, they are in essence placing their credibility and Maryland licensure on the line for the clinical work of those they supervise in the work place. It is imperative that supervisors know their role and the commitment.



Colette Walker Thomas, LCSW-C Related seminars and products: 1

Ms. Walker-Thomas has been practicing clinical social work for over twenty-eight years providing executive and clinical support to a variety of agencies.  Ms. Walker-Thomas is an experienced trainer in the areas of ethics, executive management and clinical supervision.

Kia S. Morris, LCSW-C Related seminars and products: 1

Kia Morris, LCSW-C is a graduate of Morgan State University for both her BSW and MSW.  She has practiced extensively in the area of clinical social work and leadership. She has served as a field supervisor, LMSW/LCSW-C supervisor, license prep instructor and trainer for local agencies. 

Agenda & Learning Objectives

09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:45
  • Learning Objectives and Participant Expectations
  • Definitions
  • Clinical Dilemmas
  • Legal Cases


10:45 - 11:00          

11:00 - 12:15
  • The needs of the supervisees
  • Supervisor and the agency setting while maintaining a clear, ethical perspective
  • Review of NASW Code of Ethics
12:15 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Participants will learn how to balance the organizational expectations of leadership with the clinical needs of the staff
  • Participants will learn how to engage social workers in using the DSM-V and other ethical approaches to clinical supervision
  • Participants will learn the connection between the code of ethics and clinical supervision
  • Participants will learn to distinguish between task supervision and clinical supervision


Bibliography & References




  1. Corey, G. Schneider-Corey, M. Callanan, P. (2018).  Issues of Ethics In The Helping Profession, Cengage learning Pulishers
  2. Munson, Free Press (1979).  Social Work Supervision:  Classic statements and critical issues
  3. Connolly & Harms-Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand (2009).  Social work: context and practice

  4. Rhonda Wells Wilbon, Anna R. McPhatter, Halaevalu F. Ofahegaue Vakalahi –Springer Publishing company (2016). Urban Social Work and African American Families and Neighborhoods

  5. Spencer, Gough & Massing-Oxford University Press (2017). Social Work Ethics: Progressive, Practical, and relational approaches

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 16, 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Webinar Common Questions




1. Are the webinars live?

Yes. The webinars are live and interactive – they are not pre-recorded. You should treat the webinars as if you are attending an in-person course in a classroom setting, which means Live Interactive Webinars require proper classroom etiquette. The instructor will always require your participation and attention.


2. Who are you authorized by?

While most licensing boards (Social Work, Professional Counselors and Psychologists) accept CE credits provided by Accredited Schools/Colleges of Social Work, licensees are responsible for determining where specific courses meet their jurisdiction’s requirements.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.


The Office of Continuing Professional Education is approved by the following organizations:

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Provider number 1611, which is accepted by most States and Provinces.
  • The Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners (BSWE).
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
  • DC Department of Health: Professional Counseling and Social Work.
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (and many others)

**Not every course is approved by each organization. It is the responsibility of the participant to check the approval statement on the website to determine which CE approvals are being offered for each course.


3. Which CE category do webinars satisfy?

Live Interactive Webinars are Category I CEs in Maryland. Live Interactive Webinars are equivalent to face-to-face workshops and meet Maryland BSWEs standards.


4. What are the platforms we use to host our webinars?

Please visit the next tab.


5. How do I receive my CEs at the end of the webinar?

CE certificates will be made available to all participants who attend the webinar in full, and completes the evaluation found in their registration profile.


Failure to perform each step may result in a participant’s inability to receive CE credit.


6. What if I’m running late to join the webinar or must leave the webinar early?

According to ACE standards, full attendance is required to receive CE certificate. Therefore, if you arrive to the webinar late or leave the webinar early, you will not receive a CE certificate, partial credit is not offered for any of The Office of Continuing Professional Education workshops or webinars.


7. What if I am having technical difficulties during the webinar?

If you are have technical difficulties during the webinar, please do not notify the Instructor of these issues. Instead, please notify The Office of Continuing Professional Education department as soon as possible. There are three options you can choose from:

  • Email the Webinar Assistant at
  • Tech Support: 877.602.9877
  • Private message the Webinar Assistant during the webinar


8. What specific equipment do I need to attend the webinar?

The specific equipment that is essential to participating in a webinar is the following: working computer, tablet, or smart phone and speakers on your computer. Headphones would provide you with the best quality audio experience to listen to the instructor’s lectures. To ensure that your device does not lose battery midway through the webinar, please have your device plugged in and charging at all times. If this situation does happen where your device dies, you may rejoin the webinar and make sure to notify the Webinar Assistant of the situation. However this will affect the number of CEs received.


9. How do I register for webinars?

You can register for any webinar through our website, which is located on the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Continuing Professional Education website homepage at


10. What if I get kicked out of a webinar and cannot get back in?

While this should not happen, you can enter back into the webinar through your account profile by clicking “Launch Webinar”. You are given a few minutes to sign back in. Failure to return in time, will result in not receiving CE credits.


11. What do I do if I have a complaint/grievance?

The Office of Continuing Professional Education works hard to offer innovative workshops. We also take all complaints seriously. If you have a complaint, please contact our office IMMEDIATELY.


Refunds or Credit Letters will not be issued for fully attended workshops. Please see our Grievance Policy on the homepage of our website.


12. Do we offer ADA Accommodations?

We do! If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to the course date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.


Instructors reserve the right to dismiss participants who are not adhering to the Code of Conduct.


For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 410-706-1839.


For financial questions or concerns, please call: 410-706-5040

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