Updated: Nov 7, 2021
"If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before."
- J Loren Norris
Well back! I have had so many thoughts lately about supervision, so this topic may become a bit of a series. Supervision plays a crucial role in navigating both micro and macro-level social work as you move to obtain independent licensure. When navigating clinical supervision a large hurdle is where do I find my supervisor. Maybe you read the last blog post, went to ASWB, or visited your board website and know the qualifications. BUT now you’re wondering do I get a supervisor from my workplace or from somewhere else? Do you find a supervisor on an app or a random website?
There are a few options when we go to look for a supervisor that fits our needs.
Your job/workplace may have supervisors on staff or offer paid contracted supervision.
Motivo and Mojozy are free sites where you can find a supervisor.
Facebook Groups: Behavioral Health Internship and Supervision Group, Therapist USA, Black Girls In Social Work, Social Work Resources & Support, and there are many more to discover that may meet your needs.
NASW state website directories
State licensing board directories
Once you've found a few supervisors for your state, it’s important to look at the type of supervision that is offered. Some supervision is offered individually and others are offered with a group of other supervisees. You may find supervisors offer or require a combination of both. Group and Individual supervision each have their own benefits. Also thanks in part to COVID, there are many supervisors that are offering supervision virtually. Virtually could mean through Zoom, Teams, WebEx, or another video teleconferencing platform. There are so many options for supervision and finding a supervisor, be sure to find one that meets your needs.
Until Next time, stay motivated.