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Distinctions in Social Work Supervision

Distinctions in Social Work Supervision
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Live Online Webinar

Description and Schedule

This course is a live, interactive webinar held on Friday, May 10, from 12-3:20pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Registration closes at midnight (EST) the day before the event

This course offers a framework for distinguishing social work supervision from other clinical supervision forms. While supervision in professional counseling, for example shares similarities, it differs by often focusing on specific therapeutic techniques. Social work supervision, on the other hand, embraces a broader, multifaceted ecological approach.

This course will discuss a social worker's ecological perspective and ethical considerations and will talk about how these aspects shape clinical supervision and contribute to the skillful development of social workers. This course will discuss some of the aspects of micro and macro practice in social work practice and what the superiors’s role is for these.

This course will also discuss the ethical importance addressing a client’s broader societal, systemic and environmental factors- a unique and distinctive practice within social work supervision and continuing education. Finally, this course will provide case examples with intervention strategies that will illustrate how to uphold social work core values, aligned with the NASW Code of Ethics, including service, social justice, dignity, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.

Schedule: (listed in Eastern Daylight Time)

  • 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Lecture
  • 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Q&A
  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Break
  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Lecture
  • 1:40 pm - 1:50 pm Interaction/Discussion
  • 1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Break
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lecture
  • 2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Interaction/Discussion
  • 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Lecture
  • 3:10 pm - 3:20 pm Q&A

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the ecological perspective to the social work supervision and why it is important to uphold this in supervision. 
  • Describe the distinctive features of social work supervision by comparing and differentiating it from supervision in other counseling fields.
  • Describe social work supervision intervention strategies that incorporate social work ethics, societal and environmental factors.


Leslie M. Sessley, LCSW, LMFT

Leslie Sessley, a licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist, is the owner of a private practice focusing on intergenerational and later-life dynamics. Her practice aims to provide psychotherapy for individuals and families to flourish in their later years.

Leslie earned her master's in social work with a concentration in social administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Leslie also completed a three-year residency in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy at the Link Counseling Center in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Leslie has received awards from AARP and The Governor’s Office for her work with intergenerational families and caregivers in Georgia. She has been recognized with the Best of Georgia Honorable Mention in Mental Health, Addiction, and Counseling and is a Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

She has a strong background in supervising social workers and managing mental health and community programs across private, public, and non-profit sectors. Leslie has been recognized as an expert in community education, particularly within the field of clinical social work and gerontology. She has actively contributed to the Georgia Gerontology Society, serving on its Board of Directors, Membership, and Scholarship Review Committees.

CE Hours

3 CE hours

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 180 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.

How to Attend

Register on the website before midnight the day of the event. So that we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:

  1. login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
  2. your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
  3. complete a post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher (which can be retaken until passed), and complete a course evaluation
  4. collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed

Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants. No refunds are offered to those who do not attend.

Directions for completing a course and collecting CEs can be found here

Enroll in the webinar by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process. Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.

Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, microphone and speakers (or headset).

Attend: At least 15 minutes before the designated start time, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.

Attendance is recorded automatically when you use the direct link and attend the full event.


By registering for this event you are agreeing to the following:

24 hour notice is required if you are not able to make it to a live event. A 10% processing fee is required for all refunds. Recordings are not provided to webinar registrants.

Test using before the event to ensure you are ready for the event.

Since this is a live interactive event, it means that your interaction during the event is expected.

Attendance is recorded when you use the direct link provided on the course page located under My Courses. An evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless attendance is recorded and the evaluation is submitted.

Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.

Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:

  • Dress appropriately
  • Be in a private location void of distractions
  • Do not multitask
  • Do not drive during an event
  • Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group

Closed Captions

Closed captioning is offered for all live webinar participants.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching Methods

This is a live, interactive webinar

Course Policies

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Click here to view our Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities.

This course includes closed captioning.

Cancellation Policy

Live webinars and live onsite courses: Refunds are only allowed prior to the date of the live event/course.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.  

Grievance Policy

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