Training Series

Supervision Workshop

Supervision Workshop

Essentials of Effective Supervisory Relationships and Application to Cross-Cultural Supervision

Presented By Tamara L. Kaiser PhD, LICSW, LMFT

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm (One hour break for lunch on your own)
6 CEUs | $159 | Register Here!

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy
Eagan, MN 55121

 This workshop is designed to help social work supervisors meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirements in the practice of social work licensing supervision.

Expanded Description

This six-hour workshop introduces participants to a conceptual model that explains the context within which supervision takes place, with an emphasis on the fundamental elements of the supervisory relationship—the dynamics of power and the establishment of shared meaning and trust—including an application of these concepts to a cross-cultural supervisory relationship.

In addition to lecture and the use of video role plays, participants will have an opportunity both to work with self-reflection questions about the elements of the relationship and to review a self-assessment tool that they can use with their supervisees in order to develop a deeper understanding of each other’s cultural context and the impact of that context on their work.


  • Understand the nature and importance of the process of accountability in supervision.
    • Identify the dynamics of power, trust and shared meaning in the relationship between supervisor and supervisee.
    • Articulate how their attitudes and aptitudes regarding the use of power and the establishment of trust and shared meaning affect their own practice as clinicians and/or supervisors.
    • Apply information about these elements of the supervisory relationship to cross cultural supervision in particular.
    • Identify potential areas of conflict between their own, and their supervisees’ worldviews.

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Tamara L. Kaiser, PhD, LICSW, LMFT is Professor Emeritus at the St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work and is the co-founder and co-director of the School’s Supervision Institute. She has been a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist for 40 years and is currently in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She has presented locally, regionally and nationally on the topic of supervision.  She is the author of Supervisory Relationships: Exploring the Human Element  (1997) and A User’s Guide to Therapy: What to Expect and How You Can Benefit (2009).

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