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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MSW670 Supervision and Management (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): or Co-requisite: MSW605  or Advanced Standing
Social work practice is enhanced and deepened by rigorous clinical supervision. In this course, students learn how to use the supervisory relationship to assist clinical social workers in fully engaging their practice, reflecting on their clinical choices, and challenging their personal biases. Quality supervision occurs when supervisors also consider their role as manager and their role in promoting the client’s and agencies’ needs. Clinical supervision occurs within the context of this environment, taking the influence of the agency and influences from outside of the agency in their supervisory work.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify and analyze ethical dilemmas from the perspective of a supervisor and assist supervisees in responding to those dilemmas. (C1c)
  2. Analyze supervisees’ use of self, including power differentials and personal biases (C1a, C1d, C1e; C2b)
  3. Apply the process of supervision to the supervisory relationship  
  4. Create relationship and shared meaning. (C6a)
  5. Assess supervisees’ practice. (C1b)
  6. Provide critical feedback. (C1b)
  7. Challenge supervisees’ thinking and approach to clients. (C7e)
  8. Evaluate and provide feedback on work. (C8b, C9a, C9c)
  9. Apply basics management skills - budgets, program creation, and implementation to social service settings (C5b, C5c, C5e)
  10. Analyze organizations, their structure, and culture and the influence on supervisory and management relationships.

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