Negotiating Issues of Power and Authority in Daily Field Supervision




Negotiating Issues of Power and Authority in Daily Field Supervision

Monday, February 27th, 2023

12:00pm to 1:00pm 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. The Marist College Social Work Field Education Program has developed a series of 60-minute ‘Virtual Lunch and Learn sessions discussing various fundamental aspects of field education and supervision. The themes of this session include: 1) the overt and subtle dynamics of navigating power and authority with social work interns; 2) ways power and authority impact daily supervision; 3) strategies to create an empowering model of supervision with your intern from day one—creating a blueprint for success! Case examples, and breakout rooms will be used to give participants space to reflect on the content of the session in the context of their own journey navigating power and authority issues in supervision with social work interns. 


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the literature related to social work and field education with a specific focus on negotiating power and authority issues; 
  • Explain the complex issues of power and authority in the supervisory relationship 
  • Identify ways to negotiate power and authority dynamics in social work field supervision 

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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February 27th, 2023 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