How To Effectively Observe And Offer Balanced Feedback To Your Social Work Intern

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How To Effectively Observe And Offer Balanced Feedback To Your Social Work Intern

Monday, November 28, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Katharine Dill

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $25

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Field supervisors require support, education, and training but need access to such materials in ‘bite size’ segments. Marist College Social Work Field Education Program has developed a ‘Virtual Lunch and Learn’ Series where you can join in and learn about the various fundamental aspects of field education and supervision. These 60-minute sessions are engaging, and informative, and seek to transform your thinking about the various aspects of field supervision. This is the third session in a six-part series. The title of this session is: How to effectively observe and offer balanced feedback to your intern.

This session explores the unique educational framework for observing students in real-time in their placement. The authors provide simple step by steps tools and resources for making observation a reality in your field supervisory relationship with your student. Underlying this approach is the development of the creation of a safe learning environment where students and field supervisors can speak openly about the student’s growth, development, and opportunities for further development. The presenters explore how the observation provides robust learning that is then utilized in end-of-semester field evaluations. We will also provide some emerging trends using the software Go React to provide annotated feedback to students via field supervisors.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of observing students doing the work, and then offering constructive and balanced feedback post-observation.
  • Identify the ways to provide balanced feedback through the creation of a safe supervisory relationship.
  • Implement the use of observations in field supervision post-training.

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Dr. Katharine Dill, enthusiastically joined the Marist Social Work Program in August 2016. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work Degree at King’s College, University of Western Ontario in 1988, Master of Social Work Degree from University of Toronto in 1993 and Diploma in Social Work Research, also from University of Toronto in 2002. She spent 16 years working in the child welfare field as a front-line staff practitioner, supervisor, agency trainer, and project manager. She returned to school to complete her doctoral education at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto in 2004.

As an adjunct lecturer, Katharine taught clinical, organizational and research courses in the Master of Social Work program during and after the completion of her Ph.D. From 2007-2013, Katharine was the founding Executive Director of Practice and Research Together (PART). Katharine then undertook a big life adventure in 2013, when she accepted the position of assistant professor (lecturer) at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Her current program of research focuses on the elements of teaching and learning that promote quality field education practice in social work education. She embraces learning from her role as the field education coordinator and seeks to channel this knowledge into practice-based research.  



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November 28th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $10.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $20.00
Non-Member $25.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00