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Social Work Supervision: Best Practice Standards

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.


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

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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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision

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Course Number 102043
2 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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486 members have taken this course