Posts in category Clinical Supervision

How to Give a Social Work Clinical Case Presentation

Clinical Case Presentation Outline. How to Give a Social Work or Mental Health Case Presentation.

  Do you feel anxious about giving a clinical case presentation? Are you unsure about what to include or how to organize it? You’re not alone! Giving a clinical case presentation to your supervision group, peer consultation group, or at a case review meeting can be intimidating. However, it’s also a valuable tool. We all […]

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

I am starting a clinical supervision group for pre-licensed therapists, social workers, and counselors. Groups last 2 hours in duration and the fee is $50 per session. We will meet in my San Jose office. You do need your employer to agree to the use of an outside supervisor to comply with BBS regulations. The […]

Signs You Have a Bad Clinical Supervisor

  A while back I identified some characteristics of a good clinical supervisor. Now let’s turn our attention to sign you have a bad clinical supervisor. If you’re not feeling supported and safe in your clinical work, poor clinical supervision may be part of the problem. Unfortunately, there are people in all professions who are […]

How much social work supervision do I need?

Counting hours of experience for LCSW licensure in California is a pain in the a**. Supervisees are constantly confused about social work supervision requirements. In this post I want to highlight one particular item: Supervision Requirements for Clinical Counseling as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. According to the Board of Behavioral Sciences, associate clinical social […]

What do I Talk about in Clinical Supervision?

What do I Talk about in Clinical Supervision?

Clinical Supervision Topics Sometimes there is confusion about what clinical supervision topics should be discussed during supervision sessions. This post addresses how clinical supervision for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors is often used. I began supervising social workers and therapy interns eleven years ago.  I find the most effective supervision encompasses all four […]

How to Write Better Case Notes Part 3

How to Write Better Case Notes:  The Importance of Sequential Tracking Case notes are a struggle for most social workers and therapists. They’re time consuming and generally a drag to write. However, learning how to write good social work case notes will protect both you, your agency, and your client. The more skilled you are […]

9 Traits of an Effective Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervision is a key component in social worker and therapist training. Not all clinical supervisors are created equally. If your supervisor is employed by the agency where you work, you may not have any choice in your clinical supervisor. However, if you are hiring your own clinical supervisor, you will want to find someone who […]

Getting the Most out of Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is an important part of your learning and professional growth. It is an opportunity for emotional support, professional growth, and skill building. I’ve supervised dozens of social workers and marriage family therapists and would like to offer a few tips on getting the most out of your clinical supervision. Come prepared. Have a […]