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Friday, November 06, 2020, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Outside Group Program

The 22nd Annual Supervision Conference, hosted by the Professional Psychology Department at Seton Hall University presents:
Presented by: Maria Riva, PhD (University of Denver)
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Four (4) Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Psychologists: NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

CE payment and evaluation survey completed online.
Fees: Mental Health Professionals - $55/ SHU Alumni – $45/ Non-SHU graduate students -$10/ SHU students – no charge/ Current primary supervisors of SHU students – no charge
Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123517180211

Program Abstract: Supervision is a competency widely practiced in many mental health disciplines. One commonly practiced intervention is group psychotherapy. Considerable research is available on the supervision processes with supervisees who are conducting individual psychotherapy, particularly on the supervisory relationship and supervisee factors, as well as an abundance of research on the intricacies of group psychotherapy. Surprisingly, when combining the two components of group and supervision, the research, theory, and practice emphasis is minimal. Although group supervision is practiced extensively in training programs, practicum, internship sites, and mental health agencies, a common comment about group supervision is that “everyone does it and no one knows what it is”. Even more startling is the almost total lack of attention to supervision of group work. Providing supervision to one group leader, or providing group supervision to several group leaders requires an understanding of both group dynamics and supervision. If it occurs at all, supervision for group work entails a focus on the individual group members and often ignores the group process or the relationship between the group co-leaders. Areas of attention will be leadership, ethical dilemmas, current directions, best practices, and other relevant consideration. As such, many ethical, legal, and multicultural considerations regarding group supervision and supervision of group work will be highlighted in this presentation.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between group supervision and supervision of groups
2. Describe at least five ethical events that commonly occur in group supervision.
3. Describe 2 major limitations of the extant research regarding diversity issues in group supervision.
4. Describe 3 components that supervisors should address when supervising group work.
5. List 3 areas for future research on group supervision with diverse membership

Intended Audience and Level
This presentation at the intermediate level is appropriate for psychologists, counselors, social workers, and graduate students who have some familiarity with the content.

About the Speaker: Maria T. Riva, PhD is a Professor and Training Director in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She is the current president of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP). She is a past president of the Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW) and a past president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 49: Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. She is currently on the Editorial Board for Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, Training and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP), and Professional Psychology Research and Practice (PPRP). She co-edited the Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2004, 2014). She is passionate about group dynamics as well as supervision and training, and teaches both Group Counseling Theory and Doctoral Supervision with a multicultural emphasis in both group treatment and supervision. Her areas of interest and research often combine both group theory and supervision, including group supervision and supervision of group psychotherapy, along with other topics including treatment of sexual abuse in groups.
Program support: This conference is supported in part through generous contributions from Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Hanbury.

ADA: Seton Hall University makes our CE programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact Peggy Farrelly, PhD, at [email protected] if you need an accommodation to access the online or written content.