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Supervised Practice


What is supervised practice and why is it important?

  • Licensing supervision is an intentional professional relationship between a supervisor and a social worker
  • It promotes competent and ethical services to the clients you serve, and develops your knowledge and ability to apply accepted professional social work knowledge, skills, and values
  • Licensing supervisors evaluate and provide direction to your social work practice, developing your:
    • Professional values and practice skills
    • Ongoing continued competency
    • Ethical standards of practice

When is supervision required?

Licensing supervision is required for:
  • LSWs and LGSWs in nonclinical practice: Once licensed, licensing supervision is required for at least the first 4,000 hours of social work practice for each license type
  • LGSWs and LISWs in clinical practice: Once licensed, ongoing licensing supervision must be maintained until an LICSW is issued
Licensing supervision is not required for:
  • LISWs in nonclinical practice
  • LICSWs
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