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Social Work Supervision: Best Practice Standards

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About the Course:

This course covers the “Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision” jointly developed by the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Social Work Boards. The course material provides a comprehensive discussion on topics specific to social work supervision including the context of supervision, conduct of supervision, legal and ethical issues, and termination.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Social Work Supervision: Best Practice Standards created by National Association of Social Workers and Association of Social Work Boards in 2013.


National Association of Social Workers/Association of Social Work Boards

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Course Material Authors

National Association of Social Workers
Association of Social Work Boards

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is appropriate for social worker supervisors of all practice levels who seek to obtain the latest best practice standards in social work supervision. It is also appropriate for social worker receiving social work supervision.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the major domains of social work supervision.

  2. Define the standards for determining qualifications for social work supervisors.

  3. Explain the scope of practice for social work supervisors and appropriate contexts of supervision.

  4. Discuss appropriate conduct in the supervisory relationship.

  5. Examine legal and regulatory issues related to social work supervision.

  6. Evaluate ethical issues that arise in social work supervision.

  7. Demonstrate best practices related to evaluation of the supervisory relationship as well as termination.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102043
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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564 members have taken this course