Course Description

This 90 minute workshop is for potential, upcoming and/or long-standing field instructors/supervisors of social work students in the BSW or MSW programs at the University of Calgary - Faculty of Social Work.
The workshop will outline the various roles played by Faculty, the Field Instructor/Supervisor and the Student; suggest ways of providing supervision within the contexts of different organizations; outline a few things to pay attention to related to the quality and frequency of supervision, requirements for field instructors/supervisors and evaluation and potentially have time for discussing challenging issues when supervising.

Our instructor, Jane Matheson, PhD, RCSW has an MSW from the University of Toronto and completed her PhD at the University of Calgary in 1999, undertaking a qualitative research thesis in Social Work Supervision: Women’s Process. She has been interested in and performing supervision since 1974. Jane worked at Wood’s Homes for 35 years – 25 as CEO. She is newly retired. Prior to this, she was a family therapist with Alberta Mental Health and a Supervisor at Youthdale Treatment Centres in Toronto. Jane is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor and has been connected to the Association of Social Work Boards out of Washington, DC as an item writer, on the Examination Committee and as a member of a Task Force on Supervision.

Course Details

Participants in the workshop will learn about: 
  1. The role of the field instructor/supervisor and how this role connects with others at the University.
  2. The use of reflective supervision
  3. The responsibilities of a field supervision with regards to supervision and evaluation
  4. How to work with different developmental stages of student supervisees and how to help with growth and change.
  5. Tips on providing feedback


Open to any social worker who is providing field supervision/placement supervision to a student in a social work program at the University of Calgary. (if you wish to take this course and are not as noted above, please be in touch with Julie Mann-Johnson at mannj@ucalgary.ca for permission.)
1.5 Category A credits will be given for attendees.

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