Advancing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision

Trainer: Jo Nol, PhD, MS, LCSW

This workshop teaches new supervisors and updates those who are experienced about
the range of skills involved in individual and group supervision in an array of service
contexts. Supervisors are guided in structuring regularly scheduled supervisory
sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees and the appropriate use
of individual versus group meetings. Emphasis is placed on supporting staff in
self-assessment with careful attention to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues within the
service context.

Learning Objectives (Supervisory Best Practices):

1. Structure supervisory sessions in accordance with the learning styles of supervisees

2. Establish regular supervision meeting schedules (to promote continuity, workload
management, worker autonomy, and clarity of expectations)

3. Support supervisees in self-assessment of their practice strengths and challenges

4. Structure individual supervision sessions focused on issues that pertain to individual
staff including their clients, community, and organizational concerns and needs

5. Structure group supervision sessions focused on common practice themes and
situations (e.g., ethical dilemmas)

6. Facilitate conversations with supervisees about power and privilege, social identities,
and their experiences with race, ethnicity, and culture