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Event date: 4/14/2023 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Export event
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Clinical Supervision in Social Work: Monitoring and Mentoring Social Work Practitioners

Initial 6.0 Supervision


This NASW-IA sponsored comprehensive 6-hour workshop addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work.

Key concepts to be covered include:

  • Responsibilities and models of supervision
  • Iowa regulatory requirements and the supervision plan
  • Parallel process and effectively evaluating and improving supervision
  • In addition, research examining at supervision will be explored

Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored in this training:

  1. The purpose, role, and functions of supervision
  2. Theories and models of supervision
  3. Oversight and guidance of supervisees who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients
  4. Individual supervision facilitation
  5. Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision
  6. A review of literature regarding the practice of supervision in social work


Kristin Helm, LISW - Kristin’s journey in the mental health field began over 15 years ago working in a residential treatment program while pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at the State University of New York at Brockport. Upon receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Kristin became the Lead Therapist at a community mental health center. She later transitioned into the role of Division Director, overseeing three community mental health centers. During this time Kristin developed a crisis service program, served as a member of the crisis response team, participated on several community boards and became a trainer for the mental health center staff and community. Kristin’s love for training and sharing her knowledge with others led her to pursue a teaching position at Iowa Wesleyan University. While Kristin enjoyed teaching social work and psychology courses, she missed providing direct care and was inspired to open her own practice to serve those in her community. Kristin currently works full time at her practice Compassionate Counseling, LLC located in Fairfield, IA while continuing to provide mental health consultation for Iowa Wesleyan University.

Joe Nemmers, LISW - Joe Nemmers received his MSW from the University of Iowa in 1992. His work experience includes Direct Care Youth Worker at Annie Wittenmeyer in Davenport; Foster Care Worker at Polk County DHS; Individual and Family Therapist at Orchard Place; Private Practice with Kavalier and Associates in West Des Moines, Iowa and Supervisor of the Community Mental Health Center with Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque. Currently, Joe is the Clinical Supervisor for Eyerly Ball in Des Moines.

NASW-IA has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 6.0 hours of continuing education for LISW, LMHC and LMFT who will be performing clinical supervision for LMSWs working to become LISWs.


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