Social Justice Issues in Supervision

This webinar provides at least one hour of content on cultural competence

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Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW and Aminah Ali, MSW
Mon, June 28, 2021
1 pm – 3 pm
2 CECs

$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50 – All Others

Multicultural workforces are the norm in juvenile justice agencies. Though such diversity is positive in many ways, it can also create challenges for staff. Differences in culture and language may cause tension among employees, discomfort among minority groups or strained relations between employees and supervisors. Managers and supervisors must be aware of their own biases and assumptions, and develop the skills to conduct difficult conversations with their supervisees. Together the two can create meaningful organizational change. In addition, our clients’ lives may be highly impacted by racism and inter-generational trauma. Supervisors can facilitate more effective programs by supporting supervisees to bring these issues into the discussions they have with clients.

 This webinar focuses on trauma-informed supervision through a social justice lens, an approach to supervision that begins with the personal and extends to the professional. Personal histories, identities, characteristics and psychological experiences of supervisors, as well as structural and environmental conditions of the organization, are considered in supervision. This perspective promotes the role of the supervisor as a leader in establishing a culture within their team that is responsive to and inclusive of the positionalities and unique experiences of clients and colleagues. Supervisors are encouraged to remain vigilant in their commitment to social justice by leading their teams and organizations in achieving truly inclusive diversity.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will examine their own assumptions and bias in the supervisory relationship to better understand their positionality and the impact their identity has on the supervisory relationship
  • Supervisors will enhance their ability to create open supervisory relationships in which issues of social justice can be raised.
  • Supervisors will improve their skills in partnering with their supervisees to critically discuss the culture of the organization
  • Increase their skill in discussing with supervisees the applications of racism and inter-generational trauma in their client’s lives.

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