Nonverbal Behavior During Clinical Supervision

Presenter(s): Serina Tetenov, Ph.D., LCSW-R

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $37.50

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

This training will provide participants with an understanding of nonverbal communication and its importance in relation to clinical supervision. Participants will learn how nonverbal communication exists as a natural part of the interpersonal communication process. In this training, special emphasis will be placed on the dyadic relationship between supervisor and supervisee. This will yield a comprehensive understanding of the many social factors that influence the way nonverbal messages are communicated. Finally, participants will learn the ways in which their own nonverbal cues can influence, not only the supervisory relationship, but personal relationships as well.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the origins of nonverbal communication and its significance within clinical supervision
  • Identify various nonverbal cues that commonly take place during clinical supervision
  • Describe how nonverbal cues from supervisors affect the supervisee’s experience in supervision
  • Determine the meaning of specific nonverbal cues and detect identifiers that influence communication




This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s).

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), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Serina Tetenov, Ph.D., LCSW-R, lives in Rochester, NY. She received an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Educational Sign Language Interpreting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She worked as a Sign Language Interpreter at RIT, specializing in Science and Engineering, and also worked as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter through the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Rochester, NY. Dr. Tetenov later pursued graduate education at Nazareth College of Rochester and earned a Master of Social Work degree. She eventually became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the “R” designation. She has held positions as Mental Health Therapist, Psychiatric Assignment Officer, Medical Social Worker, and Clinical Evaluator. Finally, Dr. Tetenov pursued doctoral studies in Counselor Education at the University of Rochester. Her current appointment is Director of Mental Health at the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency in Rochester, NY.



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Jun 18 2021


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Online Live Webinar