Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


University Center Ballroom
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Challenges in Supervision: The Art of Delivering Constructive Feedback, Fostering Self-Reflection and Emotional Regulation

Event, Workshop

Twelfth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Pre-Conference Workshop

Featuring Andrea Litvack, M.S.W. and Ellen Katz, Ph.D.

6 CEs

This workshop utilizes an innovative online resource to teach best practices and address challenging issues in clinical supervision. We focus on key topics related to teaching and learning, integrate complex educational concepts and empirical findings, and provide opportunities for supervisors to explore difficult areas in clinical supervision. The simulated vignettes and discussion questions are designed to encourage participants to engage, and grapple with, the following three topics: providing constructive feedback in highly sensitive situations; fostering reflection and emotional regulation; and linking theory, research and practice. Components of competence, and specific skills related to each topic, will be clearly identified. All of the above is looked at within the relational context of the supervisory relationship.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices and competencies essential for clinical supervision.
  • Develop strategies to address complex supervisory challenges.
  • Provide a positive supervisory environment that enhances learning.

Andrea Litvack, MSW is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW), University of Toronto. In addition to teaching and coordinating clinical courses, she has held a variety of management positions at the FIFSW, including Acting Associate Dean (academic), MSW Director and Associate Director, Field Education. She, along with colleagues, recently completed a digital resource for training clinical supervisors. This followed an internationally recognized teaching resource and guide entitled “Critical issues in field education: developing field instructor competence”.   She has extensive experience in direct practice, and is the author of a best practice guide for professionals working with families experiencing high conflict separation and divorce. Currently, her interests focus primarily on teaching social work practice and teaching clinical supervision.

Ellen Katz, PhD is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and the Director of Continuing Education at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW), University of Toronto and an Academic Clinical Educator at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a children’s mental health centre, in Toronto. She has worked in clinical practice for more than 20 years with individuals, couples, families and groups in hospitals and children’s mental health settings and has provided training and supervision in a variety of therapy modalities to students in psychiatry, psychology and social workers, as well as to social workers in the community.  Her research and clinical interests focus on mindfulness, family therapy, simulation, and the development of competence in both students and clinicians.

This workshop is part of the 12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision.

» Register for the Pre-Conference Only 

» Register for the Conference plus the Pre-Conference

This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.  Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Garden City